International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 2020 – IITA is gives out funds to Nigerian Youths.

IITA Youth Funding 2020- International Insttute for Tropical Agriculture, IITA celebrates her 50th anniversary and thereby inviting all youths to make proper use of this opportunity and apply for the 10,000 dollars cash to fund their agricultural researches.

It is of your interest to note that the duration of this project will only last for the period of SIX (6) MONTHS

IITA wants all candidates who are interested to apply now as they wish to promote a research on “YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN AFRICA”.

According to the statement of IITA “ The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) received a three-year research grant for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Under the framework of this project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018.

Note- The research will be carried out in the following African countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and



  • Applicants must not be more than 40 years old at the time of
  • Applicants must be a young scholar at a research institute or university in Africa or a student registered in a PhD or Master’s program in recognized universities in Africa, majoring in agricultural economics, agribusiness, or economics or a related social science, and must have finished their university course work.


  • Awards for Research Grants are up to $10,000 (Proposals with a reasonable higher budget can also be selected depending on the quality of the research proposal).

  • Grantees will be supervised by one IITA scientist in close collaboration with their national/university supervisor.

  • Grantees will be offered training on research methodology, data management, and scientific writing;

  • Grantees will be offered training on production of research evidence for policy-making.

Include your last name and first initial in the uploaded document’s name and in PDF format (Last Name_First Initial_proposal. pdf). The Research proposal must include the following components in one PDF

  1. The proposal narrative should not be more than seven pages in length, single-spaced, in 12-point type with 1″ Approximately three pages should be devoted to the problem statement/policy issue, theoretical framework, review of current literature, and research questions. The remaining four pages should include the methodology, contributions to policy, work plan, and dissemination plan. Applicants must present a clear and well thought out methodology and the analysis to be done. The brief dissemination plan should include the intended audience and relevant journals where the research findings might be submitted for publication and professional meetings where the findings might be presented (7 pages maximum).

  2. The conceptual model(s) that outline the framework or design of the study (2 pages maximum).

  3. Contribution to the field to briefly describe the potential contributions this research will make to the field of youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa (200 words maximum).

  4. Reference list. A list of all references included in the text or in the models. Use complete citations, including titles and all authors. (No page limit)

  5. There is no specific template for the budget. It may be a simple 2-column format or a more complex spreadsheet.


Interested candidates should submit the below listed documents:

  • Copy of the passport or other statement of
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), work history and education. CVs should be no longer than two
  • Proof of registration at an accredited university for M.Sc and Ph.D
  • Proof of employment at a research institute or university in
  • Research proposals should be organized in the order listed below, and page limitations for components must be observed.



February 28, 2018

Evaluation criteria will include the importance of the proposed policy issue, the strength of the methodological model, and proposed analysis of the study.

Criteria– Is the policy issue clearly defined? What is already known on the issue? How does the methodology relate specifically to the policy question? Does the analytical plan fit the question and the data? Is the applicant qualified to carry out the proposed study?

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