The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is calling applications from African students to apply for it’s a three-year research grant funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Up to 20 are available Fellowships to promote research on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.
February 28, 2018
Fellowships are available to pursue research.
Fellowships to promote research on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.
-Awards for Research Grants are up to $10,000 (Proposals with a reasonable higher budget can also be selected depending on the quality of the research proposal).
-Grantees will be supervised by one IITA scientist in close collaboration with their national/university supervisor.
-Grantees will be offered training on research methodology, data management, and scientific writing;
-Grantees will be offered training on production of research evidence for policy-making
-Applicants must not be more than 40 years old at the time of application.
-Applicants must be a young scholar at a research institute or university in Africa or a student registered in a Ph.D. or -Master’s program in recognized universities in Africa, majoring in agricultural economics, agribusiness, or economics or a related social science, and must have finished their university coursework.
-The duration of the research should not exceed 6 months.
-English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.