Dissertation Research Support

Type of job : funding-opportunitie

Deadline : 2018-12-28

Dissertation Announcement

 CE SAIN Dissertation Research Support Opportunity


The Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) of Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) receives financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Sustainable Intensification (SIIL). CE SAIN was officially launched on September 22, 2016. The overall goal of CE SAIN is to foster private sector innovation, agricultural research, education and training and public sector capacity building through improved collaboration and knowledge sharing focused on improving food and nutritional security in Cambodia. The three main objectives of CE SAIN are:

  1. Coordinate and leverage Innovation Labs and other sustainable agricultural intensification and nutrition (SAIN) funded activities
  2. Build human and institutional capacity development of the Royal University of Agriculture.
  3. Establish technology parks to showcase high-potential technologies and strategies to sustainably intensify smallholder production systems.

The CE SAIN financially assists RUA faculty and staff to conduct their Ph.D. thesis research. These awards will support those who demonstrate potential to excel academically and to make a positive impact in their institution.


  • Permanent faculty of Royal University of Agriculture
  • Strong support for the study program by the applicant’s faculty.
  • Good command of English.
  • Currently, enrolling in any Ph.D. program at Royal University of Agriculture

Preferably, this support will be given to: 1) a candidate with an acceptance letter from a supervisor at RUA having ongoing research activities and 2) confirmation of a co-supervisor from any foreign research or academic institutions.


The Awardees will be provided:

  • Fund up to 25,000 U.S dollars for two years


  • Download an application package online: https://goo.gl/RZbdka
  • The application package should be submitted in English as a single document (PDF) to
    CE SAIN via Email: 
  • Supporting documents include a research proposal, a copy of passport or ID card, and two letters of recommendation.

Application documents will not be returned. Please keep a copy of your document.


Releasing date of announcement of Dissertation Research Support Opportunity

December 04, 2018

Deadline for submission of Dissertation Research Support Opportunity

December 28, 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be notified of their selection

January 11, 2019

Dissertation research proposal presentations of shortlisted candidates for CE SAIN Dissertation Research Support Opportunity

January 21, 2019


Announcement of CE SAIN Dissertation Research Support Opportunity recipients

February 04, 2019 (tentative)

For further information, please contact us via 023 6365 226 or 012 576 594 orcesain@rua.edu.kh.

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