ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) 2019/2020 for graduate study/postdoctoral research in the United States (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: October 17, 11:59 PM Central Africa Time (CAT).

The Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) is funded by the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI). The ATI FSF aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers and professionals in Malawi in high-priority areas that will help the country transform its agricultural sector by reducing dependence on tobacco exports. The ATI FSF is offered to Malawian citizens and residents to pursue master’s or postdoctoral study and/or research in the areas of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering.

Master’s programs will begin in Fall 2020 in the United States for two years.  

Eligibility:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Citizenship or residency in Malawi
  • Strong interest in pursuing a master’s level program in the disciplines of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering
  • No age limits apply
  • Commitment to the development goals of Malawi
  • Willingness to return to Malawi for at least two years after graduate school to work in a sector related to their master’s or postdoctoral program

Postdoctoral Applicants

  • Postdoctoral awards will begin in early 2020 in South Africa. This award may be one to two years.
Eligibility:
  • A terminal degree (for example a Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in a field of study relevant to the goals of the ATI
  • Strong interest in pursuing postdoctoral study/research in the disciplines and sub-fields of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering
  • Citizenship or residency in Malawi
  • Recent university graduates, early career professionals in the private or public sector, early-career faculty and staff in Malawian universities
  • No age limit applies
  • Commitment to the development goals of Malawi
  • Willingness to return to Malawi for at least two years after the fellowship to work in a sector related to their master’s or postdoctoral program

Benefits:

Recipients of the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) for graduate study or postdoctoral research will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Full tuition
  • Living allowance for housing/transportation/food
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Roundtrip airfare between Malawi and university in the United States or South Africa
  • Health Insurance
  • If needed, cost of qualifying exams (TOFEL/GRE/GMAT)

How to Apply:

Application Deadline – October 17, 11:59 PM Central Africa Time (CAT).

Application Components
All applicants must complete the online application form which includes:

  • Biographical information
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • GRE/TOFEL/GMAT scores, if available (not required at time of application)
  • Two 1-2 page essays. Visit Essay Questions for more details.
  • Three reference letters. The letters can come from individuals who know you well like a teacher, instructor, professor, mentor or employer/supervisor. Please do not submit letters from family members. View guidance on Letters of Reference for more information.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) 2019

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