PhD Fellowship for Vietnamese nationals: Seed Systems, Impact Pathways and Nutrition
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) offers a sandwich PhD grant with an average working time of 40 hours per week for a 48 months period. The 4-year PhD position includes participation in a 3-year interdisciplinary research project on seed system development among ethnic communities in Northern Vietnam (April 2019-March 2022). It will combine desk study and literature review with field studies to be carried out in the highlands of northern Vietnam with different ethnic minority groups.
The PhD candidate will develop both quantitative and qualitative methods and apply these to answer specific research questions related to seed system characterization and pathways leading to nutrition security. The candidate is expected to complete a PhD dissertation within four years, of which 18 months are spent at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and 28 months at CIAT in Vietnam.
Vietnamese nationals with at least 2 years of working experience, preferably in research for development, nutrition, rural development or food security sectors and strong quantitative/qualitative research skills and proven scientific writing skills are eligible to apply.