CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : FELLOWSHIPS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH ON “ YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA

FELLOWSHIPS TO PROMOTE RESEARCH ON “YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA

Application Deadline: 23:59 WAT, 28 February 2018.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) received a three-year research grant for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Under the framework of this project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for
2018. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs.
The research grant program seeks to contribute to policy development in youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa. It is designed to provide opportunities to engage youth to improve the availability and use of evidence for youth policies and decision-making related to youth participation in agribusiness and rural economic activities by providing them with: funding,support, and the expertise of IITA’s scientists; skills and competencies in social and economic research; and a community of other fellows with whom to exchange ideas.
Eligibility Criteria
▪ The research will be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia.
▪ 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 PhD 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 course work.
▪ The duration of the research should not exceed 6 months
Award
▪ 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.
Application Requirements
To apply for the Research Fellowship, applicants must submit the following:
• Completed application form (download application form here).
• Copy of the passport or other statement of citizenship.
• Curriculum Vitae (CV), work history and education. CVs should be no longer than two pages.
• Proof of registration at an accredited university for MSc and PhD programs.
• Proof of employment at a research institute or university in Africa.
• Research proposals should be organized in the order listed below, and page limitations for components must be observed. Please include your last name and first initial in the uploaded document’s name (example: LastName_FirstInitial_proposal.pdf).
The Research proposal must include the following components in one PDF document.
Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted electronically in English or French, by email to
Applicants will be asked to enter specific information in text boxes and upload documents in PDF format. The deadline for submission is 23:59 WAT, 28 February 2018. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline.
Contact IITA-TrainingUnit@cgiar.orgif you have questions regarding the application or submission process.
All applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Le suis un jeune guinéen qui est passionné de l’agriculture, c’est pourquoi je postule pour cette bourse afin d’acquérir des connaissances et des compétences sur le domaine, afin de revenir et mettre en place une entreprise agricole

  2. Je suis un Jeune Sénégalais, Agent Technique d’Agriculture de profession et très passionné par l’Agriculture. J’aime beaucoup acquérir des connaissances dans le domaine de l’agriculture pour améliorer mon niveau et le statut de professionnalisme. C’est dans ce cadre que je postule pour l’obtention de cette bourse, qui me permettra d’être plus opérationnel et compétitive dans l’entreprenariat agricole en fin de formation.

  3. Je suis un jeune Sénégalais passionné et engagé dans le domaine de l’agriculture.
    D’ailleurs c’est ce qui me pousse à postuler pour cette offre de bourse dans le but d’un renforcement de capacités. Et cela me sera utile dans la réalisation de mon projet agricole.

  4. Bonjour je suis un jeune étudiant d’agroforesterie de l’université de Ziguinchor et je suis passionné par l’agriculture. c’est pourquoi je me postule pour cette offre de bourse afin de pouvoir renforcer mes capacités en science agronomie. En plus je suis un porteur de projet

  5. Je suis un jeune du Sénégal et un célibataire. Je me postule pour cette bourse car je suis un passionnaire de l’agriculture. D’ailleurs, j’ai commencé à sur un sujet dont le titre porte sur: “”Caractérisation des techniques d’aménagement agricoles sur les terres salées dans la vallée de Soungrougrou: cas de la vallée de Djibabouya, de Diafar Douma et de Souda “” c’est dans la région Sedhiou et de Ziguinchor. C’est le cadre de mon memoire de Master 2 en Geographie à l’Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor, par manque de moyens financiers que je suis bloque dans mes recherches.

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