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Scholarships for Ph.D in rice, wheat breeding

Applications to the Monsanto Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Programme for students interested in pursuing research in wheat or rice plant breeding are now open.

Applications are being accepted from November 1, 2010 and students can apply till February 1, 2011.

Monsanto is funding the programme, which is administered by Texas AgriLife Research, through 2013. The programme honours the accomplishments of Henry Beachell and Norman Borlaug, who pioneered plant breeding and research in rice and wheat, respectively.

Anywhere in world

Selected candidates from any part of the world can complete their Ph.D. programme at any university in the world that grants a Ph.D. in rice or wheat breeding. Part of the research programme must be completed in one of the following developed areas-Australia, Canada, the United States or Western Europe if students are enrolled in a developing country university.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of global judges chaired by Runge, who is also a professor, and Billie B. Turner Chair in Production Agronomy (Emeritus) within the Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University at College Station. More details can be had on www.monsanto.com/

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