2024 African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program – Empowering African Graduate Students (Up to USD $2,000)

The 2024 African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program is a remarkable initiative aimed at supporting African graduate students in their pursuit of excellence in plant nutrition and nutrient management. This prestigious award provides deserving students with a financial boost of, empowering them to contribute significantly to the field of agricultural sciences.

African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program

The African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award not only recognizes academic excellence but also encourages students to explore groundbreaking research in plant nutrition. By providing financial support, it enables recipients to concentrate on their studies without additional financial burdens. Moreover, the award fosters collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation within the African scientific community.


  • Ten deserving African graduate students will receive USD 2,000 each.
  • The award will be made directly to the student.
  • No particular responsibilities will be expected from the recipient.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently attending a degree-granting institution located in Africa.
  • Candidates eligible for this opportunity include students pursuing M.Sc., M.Phil., or Ph.D. degrees who are currently registered in a graduate program at the time of the application deadline.
  • Sc. and M.Phil. students should be in the second year of their program.
  • Candidates who have already obtained their degrees are not qualified to apply.
  • Students majoring in soil science, agronomy, horticultural science, or tree crop science with a particular interest in plant nutrition are strongly encouraged to submit their applications.
  • Individuals who have previously received the Award are not permitted to apply.

Application Process

To finalize your application, you must submit the following documents in either English or French:

  • Prepare an electronic copy of transcripts for all university work, including cumulative and final grade records (GPA or percentile).
  • Obtain an electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which should be from your major professor. These letters must be signed, written on official letterhead, and include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
  • Describe the focus of your thesis or dissertation research. Highlight its originality, depth, scope, innovative approaches, and relevance.
  • Briefly share any relevant information, such as honors, awards, employment history, career goals, and other activities.
  • The Award will be given regardless of any other assistantship, scholarship, or award currently received by the student.

The only way to access the application is by clicking on the provided link www.apni.net/scholar-apply

For More Information visit the Official Website of the African Plant Nutrition Scholar Award Program

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024.

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