Africa Talent Programme (PhD & Postdoc)

Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen, Netherlands 🇳🇱

The Africa Talent Programme (ATP) has been initiated by Wageningen University & Research to give top talents from Africa the opportunity to study towards a PhD or obtain a postdoc position at Wageningen University.

With this programme, Wageningen University aims to attract talented scientists from Africa by offering a 4-year, full-time PhD position or the financial equivalent position of a postdoc (2-3 years).

The selection committee would like to receive applications from countries across the African continent and especially encourages female candidates to apply.

You are only eligible for a PhD position if you meet the entry requirements of Wageningen University for a PhD. If a candidate does not have a master’s degree yet, but will obtain one in the near future this can be stated in the application. In case an application for a postdoc position is made, candidates must have a recognized doctoral degree or a set date of PhD award in the near future. In both cases the applicant must be fluent in spoken and written scientific English.

Only a professor* at Wageningen University can submit an application to the Africa Talent Programme. Therefore, you will have to find a Wageningen professor who will endorse your application (list of chair groups and contact information can be found here). A professor of Wageningen University may only submit one application.

*When the word ‘professor’ is used, persons who have the ius promovendi at Wageningen University are meant.

It is up to the talented scientist to provide the appropriate documentation that could convince the selection committee that you are a suitable candidate for the African Talent Programme. Please use the prescribed format.

Applications will first be pre-evaluated by an appropiate Wageningen graduate school (application deadline 1 June 2022) with each of the six graduate schools allowed to submit a maximum of three applications. Individual graduate schools may have additional requirements. Please contact the graduate school related to your research area for specific information (see below). Graduate schools have to send their application in one compiled PDF-file to [email protected] before 13 June 2022.

Number of positions available:7
Eligibility:Master / PhD graduates with African nationality
Application deadline:1 June 2022 for applicants, 13 June 2022 for graduate schools
Startbefore 1 December 2022
Graduate School:Contact information
EPS[email protected]
PE&RC[email protected]
VLAG[email protected]
WASS[email protected]
WIAS[email protected]
WIMEK[email protected]