Fellowships & Scholarships

International Food Policy Research Institute  - Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (RF/SRF)

The IFPRI is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed-term, renewable appointment in the Director General’s Office. Essential duties include conceptualization and coordination, research, resource mobilization, partnerships, and communications. 

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in a food-policy related field such as economics, nutrition/health, environment, agriculture, public policy, etc.

- 5+ years of post-PhD experience relevant to the job

- Demonstrated leadership in developing significant resilience-or vulnerability-related research or programmatic activities

- Strong publication record, with work related to resilience, vulnerability, or shocks

- Demonstrated experience with resource mobilization and/or with fostering partnerships that cut across disciplines

- Excellent written and spoken English communication skills with demonstrated excellence in written and oral presentations

- Willingness to travel internationally 

More information and appliaction materials here


U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security

Application Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015

 The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program will hold its fourth annual Summer Institute on Global Food Security Sunday, June 7- Saturday, June 20, 2015 on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. This two-week learning program is for graduate students who are interested in developing a holistic understanding of the conceptual challenges around global food security with a focus on cross-disciplinary problem solving of real-world development challenges. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of graduate study and be enrolled in a U.S. institution at the time of application. U.S. citizenship is not required. 

Applications and information on previous Summer Institutes are available at the program website


U.S. Borlaug Fellows Graduate Research Grant

Application Deadline: Monday, April 13, 2015

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. A list of previous recipients is here

Applications are available at the program website