January 16, 2011

African Researcher Fellowships in Ghana for Young Graduates

Early Career Fellowship Programme

Course(s) Offered: Agriculture
Course Level: Graduate (research)
Provider: FARA
Country to Study in: Ghana

Scholarship Description
The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is today launching its second fellowship call for the next generation of researchers working on the future of agriculture in Africa.

The Future Agricultures Consortium “Early Career Fellowship Programme” is designed to support the next generation of researchers on the future of agriculture in Africa.

The programme is a key step towards strengthening the research capacity of young graduates to carry out high-quality research and engage in pro-poor policy making.

The Early Career Fellowship Programme is designed for young professionals who have recently completed post-graduate studies and are beginning their careers.

Eligible groups
Researchers from Nine Countries Including:
  1. Ghana,
  2. Uganda,
  3. Zimbabwe,
  4. Kenya,
  5. Ethiopia,
  6. Tanzania, and
  7. France
Participating Institutions
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).

Headquartered in Accra, Ghana, FARA has been in existence since 1997 when it was voted into existence by Sub-Regional Organizations, including CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA and SADC-FANR, at the 17th Plenary of the Special Programme for African Agricultural Research (SPAAR), a precursor organization to FARA, situated within the World Bank.

FARA serves as the entry point for agricultural research initiatives designed to have a continental reach or a sub-continental reach spanning more than one sub-region.

Fields of study
Postgraduate high-quality research and policy making in Agriculture.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
Variable - please inquire specific duration from provider

Scholarship benefits
Early career African researchers can again access to funds to support original field-based and policy-oriented research on agricultural policy.

Method of Application
If you a young graduate about to begin your career in Agriculture, and are interested in this fellowship, then it is important that you visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete guidelines and also information on how to apply.

All applications and supporting documents must be received by FARA on or before the 15th of February 2011.

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is the apex continental organization responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for development (AR4D). FARA serves as the technical arm of the Africa Union Commission on matters concerning agriculture science, technology and innovation.

FARA was conceived in the late 1990s by a core group of committed champions, including both African scientists and enlightened donor aid officials, who believed in agriculture’s potential to lift the continent from poverty, yet realized that this would only be achieved if the continent’s weak and fragmented agricultural research systems could somehow be brought together and strengthened under a common banner.

Application Deadline: 15 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Scholarships for Agriculture students

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