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ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) 2019/2020 for Malawian Masters and Postdoctoral Students

Applications are now open for the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) 2020

Application Deadline: 17th October, 2019 11:59 PM Central Africa Time (CAT).

Eligible Countries: Malawi

To be Taken at (Country): USA, South Africa, Malawi

About the Award: The Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) is funded by the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI). The ATI FSF aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers and professionals in Malawi in high-priority areas that will help the country transform its agricultural sector by reducing dependence on tobacco exports. The ATI FSF is offered to Malawian citizens and residents to pursue master’s or postdoctoral study and/or research in the areas of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering.

Type: Masters, Postdoctoral

Eligibility:

Masters Applicants: Master’s programs will begin in Fall 2020 in the United States for two years.  

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Citizenship or residency in Malawi
  • Strong interest in pursuing a master’s level program in the disciplines of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering
  • No age limits apply
  • Commitment to the development goals of Malawi
  • Willingness to return to Malawi for at least two years after graduate school to work in a sector related to their master’s or postdoctoral program

Postdoctoral Applicants: Postdoctoral awards will begin in early 2020 in South Africa. This award may be one to two years.

Eligibility:

  • A terminal degree (for example a Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in a field of study relevant to the goals of the ATI
  • Strong interest in pursuing postdoctoral study/research in the disciplines and sub-fields of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering
  • Citizenship or residency in Malawi
  • Recent university graduates, early career professionals in the private or public sector, early-career faculty and staff in Malawian universities
  • No age limit applies
  • Commitment to the development goals of Malawi
  • Willingness to return to Malawi for at least two years after the fellowship to work in a sector related to their master’s or postdoctoral program

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Recipients of the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) for graduate study or postdoctoral research will be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Full tuition
  • Living allowance for housing/transportation/food
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Roundtrip airfare between Malawi and university in the United States or South Africa
  • Health Insurance
  • If needed, cost of qualifying exams (TOFEL/GRE/GMAT)

How to Apply:

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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