The $10,000 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Youth Engagement Grants for Graduates in Africa

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Up to 30 fellowships by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture will be awarded in 2019 on the theme of “Youth Engagement in Agribusiness & Rural Economic Activities in Africa” under the context of the project named “CARE”.

The IITA Youth Engagement Grants is available for applications for professionals, young students, and graduate students who are at the after-research/coursework phase of their degree programs. This program is aimed at developing the youth on agricultural business, and countryside commercial activities in Africa.

The IITA Youth Engagement Grants is a R4D (Research-for-development) institute dedicated to lessening the problems of agriculture in Africa and striving to transform agriculture in the continent.

The application deadline for the IITA Youth Engagement Grants is March 15, 2019. The IITA Youth Engagement Grants application portal will be closed after 15 March 2019. The IITA Youth Engagement Grants is available for applications for professionals, young students, and graduate students who are at the after-research/coursework phase of their degree programs. The fellowship will be awarded in the discipline of Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economy, or a field related to social science.

Beneficiaries to the IITA Youth Engagement Grants will get up to $10,000 from the organization for research purposes. The beneficiaries will be closely supervised by their school supervisors in collaboration with IITA’s scientists from the socio-economic field. They will be trained on data management, research methodology, and scientific writing.

Students from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Benin, Senegal, Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, Morocco, and Tanzania. The IITA Youth Engagement Grants will be awarded to 30 successful graduate applicants and the IITA Youth Engagement Grants will be taken in Africa.

Benefits of the IITA Youth Engagement Grants: Students will get up to $10,000 from the organization for research purposes. The beneficiaries will be closely supervised by their school supervisors in collaboration with IITA’s scientists from the socio-economic field. They will be trained on data management, research methodology, and scientific writing.

Deadline and eligible courses to be taken under the IITA Youth Engagement Grants: The IITA Youth Engagement Grants is available for applications for professionals, young students, and graduate students who are at the after-research/coursework phase of their degree programs. The fellowship will be awarded in the discipline of Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economy, or a field related to social science. The application deadline for the IITA Youth Engagement Grants is March 15, 2019. The IITA Youth Engagement Grants application portal will be closed after 15 March 2019.

You will need to submit a personal essay and a CV. Then proceed to download the application form then click here to read more.

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