Tuesday, November 20, 2018

WISE-Futures PhD Programme Scholarship Opportunities at NM-AIST Tanzania

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) is a public university in northern Tanzania based in Arusha City.[1] The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha (NM AIST-Arusha) is one in a network of Pan-African Institutes of Science and Technology located across the continent. The NM AIST-Arusha, which is accredited by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is being developed into a research intensive institution for postgraduate and post-docs studies and research in SET. The training in SET, however, incorporates appreciable doses of relevant humanities and business studies ingredients. Life sciences and bio-engineering is being developed to become one of the niche areas of the NM AIST-Arusha, taking advantage of the immense bio-diversity in the region. The institution thus, seeks to stimulate, catalyze and promote intensification of agricultural production, and value addition to the various natural products (agricultural, mineral, etc.) produced in Tanzania and the Eastern African region. Other main thematic areas to be covered by NM AIST-Arusha include Energy, ICT, Mining, Environment and Water.
The African centre of excellence on Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy Futures (WISE – Futures) at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania, is announcing the PhD scholarships by research and thesis to support students to study at NMAIST in three key areas: water and sanitation, water resources, and energy. Students should have admission or applied in programs available at NMAIST website (www.nm-aist.ac.tz) related to Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Hydrogeology, Water Resources Management, Environmental Science and Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering in Energy Materials or water treatment/purification technologies.

  • One page motivation letter. 
  • Academic transcripts and certificates in relevant fields.
  • NM-AIST admission letter or proof of completed application for admission to NM-AIST (In case you do not have admission letter, please apply admission through www.nm-aist.ac.tz). 
  • A recommendation letter from the current employer and/or previous supervisor / educator. 
  • Evidence of peer reviewed journal publications. 
  • A maximum of 2-page of Curriculum Vitae (CV). 
  • 3000 words (minimum) research concept note fitting the key areas of WISE – Futures: water and sanitation, water resources, and energy. Concept notes should be in one of these areas: (i) fecal sludge emptying system, characterization, and treatment, (ii) decentralized waste water treatment and resource recovery, (iii) micro-hydro power and micro-wind energy turbine design, (iv) capacitive deionization stack design for desalination, (v) solar energy for different applications, (vi) water resources management, (vii) ground water quality and flow system analysis, (viii) water productivity and irrigation development, (ix) climate impact modeling (downscaling and prediction of change), (x) hydropower development (xi) urban water management, (xii) water supply, (xiii) solar PV design, (xiv) membrane design for water purification, (xv) performance improvement of Tanzanian gas power plants, (xvi) Smart grid, and (xvii) distributed urban system transformation (DUST) (the group of students can work on this, i.e, water purification system, energy, irrigation, waste water treatment, etc.) 
  • Incomplete documents or failure to follow instructions will automatically lead to disqualification. 
  • Please note that only successful candidates will be informed for further instructions on reporting time to commence studies at NM-AIST. 

  • The partial scholarships will run for three years.
  • The scholarship is initially granted for one year and may be subsequently extended upon successful academic performance. 

How To Apply:
Send your applications with all required documents via email: wise.postgrad@nm-aist.ac.tz. Application Deadline down below. Your email subject should mention your nationality, name, and research area number as given in number 7 of eligibility criteria.

November 30th, 2018

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