IIE/ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund 2019/2020 for Malawian Citizens (Fully-funded)

IIE/ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund 2019/2020 for Malawian Citizens (Fully-funded)

Deadline: October 17, 2019

Applications are open for the IIE/ATI Fellowship and Scholarship Fund 2019/2020. 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. The Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF) is funded by the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI).

Benefits

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)

Eligibility

The ATI FSF supports master’s and postdoctoral study and/or research in the following fields of study: agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering.

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

  • Have a 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 Candidates: Postdoctoral awards will begin in early 2020 in South Africa. This award may be one to two years.

  • 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

Application

All applicants must complete the online application form which includes:

  • Biographical information
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • GRE/TOFEL/GMAT scores, if available (not required at time of application)
  • Two 1-2 page essays. Visit Essay Questions for more details.
  • Three reference letters. The letters can come from individuals who know you well like a teacher, instructor, professor, mentor or employer/supervisor. Please do not submit letters from family members. View guidance on Letters of Reference for more information.

For more information, visit IIE/ATI Fund.

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