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Call for Applications - Three-week short course at DTU Aqua

The Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast (UCC) in collaboration with the National Institute of Aquatic Resources of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) announces the call for applications for a three-week short course at DTU Aqua, Denmark under the Research Based Management of the Gulf of Guinea Project (HOTSPOT) funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. Two (2) students will be funded under this programme.


Be a registered postgraduate (MPhil or PhD) student at the University of Cape Coast with research interests within any of the following fields:

  1. Experimental Biological Oceanography
  2. Multiple Marine Stressors
  3. Aquaculture (e.g. Tilapia physiology)
  4. Mussel/oyster farming/physiology

Short Course Options

Applicants are expected to choose one course from the options below:

25313 – Genetic methods in fisheries and aquatic biodiversity conservation
25322 – Advanced course in recirculating aquaculture systems: Design and application
25324 – Aquatic field work

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Note: Within this period, the selected student will be provided the opportunity to analyze/discuss their research data or develop new methods/techniques that they can implement in their thesis work with seasoned researchers at DTU Aqua.

Funding Coverage:

Travel, Accommodation, Living and other related expenses will be covered by the HOTSSPOT Project.

Period of Short Course:

June 2019

Application requirements:

Applicants are expected to submit the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. One (1) page summary of current research work
  3. Summary of research data to be analyzed/discussed in Denmark
  4. Motivation letter
  5. Two (2) recommendation letters (one must be from current or previous thesis supervisor)
  6. Copy of Biodata page of passport

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) by close of business Friday 26th April 2019.


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