Category: Graduate Students

Student Fellowships for 52nd AIARD Annual Conference

We are fortunate to once again offer the Future Leaders Forum, in conjunction with our 52nd AIARD Annual Conference, thanks to the support of USAID. This year’s application is online at

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS is April 12, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific.  Fellowship recipients will be notified via email [shortly after selection process is completed on April 30].

The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development administers this competitive fellowship program to provide partial financial support to students attending both: 1) the AIARD Annual Conference (June 5-7) and 2) the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a demonstrated interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions.

These fellowships are intended to enhance the students’ understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. The objectives of the program are to:

•    Facilitate student attendance and participation in the AIARD Annual Conference in Washington, DC.;
•    Broaden student vision and help build a broad array of social/cultural, economic and scientific skills required to become an effective 21st century professional in international agriculture and rural development; and
•    Facilitate career visioning and networking by providing a day and a half of visits to DC-based agencies, companies and organizations engaged in international agriculture and rural development;

Applications for scholarships are evaluated by an AIARD committee. As noted above, fellowships are intended to only partially cover expenses related to travel, lodging, registration fees and meals, so students receiving the fellowships will be responsible for obtaining additional funding to cover the total costs of participation.

This program is open to students attending US universities (both US citizens and foreign nationals) who are interested in international agricultural and rural development positions.

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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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