Monthly Archives: December 2015

Research Internship: Systematic review of gender responsive agricultural research and development (ARD)

Internship opportunity for masters and Ph.D. students with AWARD. African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) wishes to contribute to a prosperous Africa – a continent that is able to sustain food and nutrition security for all its people. AWARD invests in African women scientists and institutions to deliver innovative gender responsive Agricultural Research and Development.

AWARD and APLU’s Knowledge Center for Advancing Development through Higher Education are seeking opportunities for collaboration as AWARD drafts a new strategic plan that will involve institutional capacity building. In the new strategic visioning, AWARD’s mission is to invest in leading African women scientists and institutions to deliver innovative gender responsive Agricultural Research and Development (ARD).

The intern(s) will help AWARD and the Knowledge Center to better understand who is doing what and where in gender responsive agriculture (GRA) in general and particularly within agricultural research and development.

More information on this opportunity, along with instructions to apply, are here.

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2016.

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Call for Applications: Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security


U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

Application Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2016

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fifth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 5- Saturday, June 18, 2016 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Applications are available at the program website.

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Global Education Scholarship Deadline December 8th!

Please be advised that the eligibility restrictions have changed for the current round of the Global Education Scholarships. The deadline has also been extended.

Please note these changes: It is not necessary for students to have filed the FAFSA to be considered for this scholarship.  Furthermore, the required credit minimum has been clarified as “full-time enrollment” rather than a specific number of credits; for semester programs, this means the applicant must enroll in at least the equivalent of 12 VT credits and for short-term faculty-led programs, students must be enrolled in the program’s full course load.

These need-based scholarships are available for participants in study abroad programs where tuition and fees are paid to Virginia Tech, including the VT Bilateral Exchange, ISEP Exchange, and faculty-led programs.

The scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need (as understood from the student’s application statement and from the assessment of the Office of University Scholarships and Financial Aid), with consideration also given to the following:

  •  Academic merit
  • Length of program (with preference given to semester or year)
  • Program location (with preference given to study in locations outside Western Europe)

Questions may be directed to Bill Pruitt (

Apply here. The deadline is Tuesday, December 8th at 11:59pm.

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