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IITA Graduate Research Fellowship Programme (GRFP) on Agriculture 2016

Brief description: The Graduate Research Fellowship Programme focuses on providing quality research experience in the areas of IITA research.

Application Deadline: Ongoing. Baased on available funding.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Sub Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): Candidate’s home country

Eligible Field of Study: Agriculture

About the Award: The overall goal of its training activities is to strengthen the capability of partners in the national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) to conduct research in their own countries. Further, IITA training activities facilitate research collaboration between IITA and the NARES. Thousands of professionals in SSA have profited from IITA’s training and many more benefit indirectly through knowledge they in turn have passed on to others.

Type: Research Fellowship


  • The research projects must contribute to IITA research objectives.
  • It is assumed that students will use their results to fulfill their degree requirements at their universities.
  • The long-term goal is for the IITA-trained student to take up positions in research institutions in their home countries.

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Scholarship: Since the research will be an integral part of an ongoing project, the research expenses/operational costs will be borne by the project. However, applicants will seek funding from their employers, universities, and donors to cover the costs of their living expenses, medical, insurance and travel costs to and from IITA. On a case by case basis and depending on the nature of research, applicants from developed countries may be asked to cover either all or a part of their research costs.

However, full scholarships through special projects or grants to IITA will be advertised as and when available.

Duration of Scholarship: Duration of course

How to Apply: Go here to apply

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture

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