International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Fellowships in Africa

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Research Fellowships in Africa, 2018

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.

Up to 20 are available Fellowships to promote research on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.




Degree program: Fellowships to promote research on “youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Nationality:  African students




  • Scholarship 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.
  • Eligibility

    Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • 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.

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