International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Fellowship Program in Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is pleased to announce a number of research fellowship programmes. This call is intended to
African students applying 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”. The deadline is February 28, 2018.

Award Value
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).

Level and Area of Studies
Research program on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.

Place of Study
The research can be taken in Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia.

Eligiibility and Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only African citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Further instruction of application procedure can be seen at the link below.

Submission Deadline
February 28, 2018.

Website and Application Link