Deadline: October 31, 2015.
(Deadline for completing an expression of interest: August 31, 2015)
Royal Agricultural University invites applications for the Africa’s Land and Food Masters Fellowship Program. Since the Fellowship was launched in 2005, over £1.8 million has been generously provided by the private sector, foundations and charities in support of the programme. Ten (10) fellowships will be awarded. Fellows subsequently return to Africa and many are now making significant leadership contributions through their various occupations to managing change in rural development, food supply and security, farming, agribusiness, agricultural education, research and in government.
The programme is linked to four Masters Programmes: MSc’s in International Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and Business Management plus the MBA in International Food and Agri-business.
Fellowships are open to Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa who have experience in agriculture, agri-business, food or natural resource management; an interest in land reform; and a desire to make a strategic and sustainable contribution to Africa’s development. In short, tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.
- Tuition fees, board and accommodation, flights to and from the UK, provision for networking and a short industrial placement either in Africa or in the UK.
- Incidental costs whilst in the UK and on placement; however, applicants are advised that funding does not include provision for home and family costs.
How to Apply
There are 2 stages involved in applying: Expressions of interest (EOI), followed by an invitation to apply to the Royal Agricultural University (and other possible funders).
- Completing an expression of interest (1st July to 31st August 2015): Applicants are invited to express their interest in the Fellowship programme (EOI) by completing a shortened application form (download form) consisting of a short CV and a response to two key development questions. In this EOI we are particularly interested to hear about the development challenges facing your community or business sector and would like to know how you think you could make a difference when you return home after completing the Fellowship programme.
- Completing a full application (14th September to 31st October 2015): All applicants long-listed from their EOI’s should apply by e-mail attaching the relevant forms to the Royal Agricultural University by the deadline of the 31st October 2015. These should then be submitted electronically or posted to the address specified on the forms.