The Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA) is the capacity development component of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)’s Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP). ARIFA aims to produce a new generation of fit-for-purpose workforce to re-engineer African agri-food sector to provide the change factor for rapid agricultural transformation in the next 10 years, using the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) approach. Moreover, FARA and HELP invites application for the fully funded Agricultural Fellowship in Africa.
What will the Fully Funded Agricultural Fellowship in Africa cover?
The fully funded agricultural fellowship in Africa covers the overall cost of the fellows during the program. Moreover, the fellowship covers:
- Air travel from home country to CIHEAM-Bari
- Tuition fees waiver or subsidized
- A monthly stipend
Further, the fellows can attain several advantages from the fellowship which includes:
- Placement for Postgraduate study, MSc and short training levels in prestigious universities and centers of research in Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Italy, Netherlands, etc.,
- An innovation grant at a FARA-supported Innovation Platform in the home country upon completion
- Being part of the ARIFA alumni to drive Africa’s AR4D in the coming years
Who are eligible for the fully funded Agricultural Fellowship in Africa?
All applicants for the current call must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Niger, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
- There is no limit of age for the short courses, however, male candidates applying for MSc Program must be 30 years or less and females 35 years or less at the commencement of the Program.
- Not possess citizenship or permanent residency in any country outside Africa;
- Have attained a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class or its equivalent in a relevant field;
- Applicants that demonstrate records of engagement and contribution to solving agricultural problems will have an extra advantage;
- Also, Commit to participating in an alumni network of FARA IAR4D practitioners under FARA Post-fellowship plan.
How to Apply for the African Agricultural Fellowship program?
To apply for the fully funded Agricultural Fellowship program in Africa, the applicants must complete and submit the fellowship application form. Along with the application form, the candidates must also submit the required documentation.
Moreover, the documentation includes:
- Duly filled and signed ARIFA application form (in PDF format)
- certified copies of diplomas received, and academic transcripts of courses followed, and grades or marks obtained
- A copy of the data page of a valid International passport
- Also, Two (2) signed recommendation letters from referees listed in ARIFA form
Applicants may submit their application through email.
The deadline for the fully funded Agricultural fellowship for Africa is June 30, 2019. Applicants must submit the online form by the deadline.