Call for applications

Fellowships on “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”

IITA has received a three-year research grant focused on “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”. This grant, which is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), seeks to contribute to the development of policies for better engagement of youth in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa and has made available 20 research fellowships for 2018.

Awards for Research Grants are up to $10,000 and should cover the following topic areas: Social dynamics, Economic opportunities and youth engagement, Contexts, Rural labor dynamics, Youth migration, Youth and institutions, and Entrepreneurial development.

Interested applicants should get eligibility and other application details here:  (English) and  (French), and download the application form from here:  (English) and (French). Applications must be submitted electronically in English or French by 23:59 WAT, 28 February 2018

Young Expert Programmes (YEP)

The Young Expert Programmes, organized by the Dutch government, in partnership with CGIAR, gives opportunity for 2 Dutch nationals and 2 local young professionals (Post-doctorates or researchers) to submit proposals in water and agrofood sectors, with focus on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, Sustainable Value Chains and Sectors, Genetic Improvement and Propagation Material, and Climate Smart Agriculture. For more information, applicants should visit https://www.yepprogrammes.com/minimenu/documents before the 1 December deadline.

IITA News no. 2408

Communications • 22nd November 2017

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