The Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project is pleased to offer three (3) Master’s and two (2) PhD visiting student positions at Michigan State University (MSU) for the academic year 2018 (August 2018–May 2019).
These visiting scholars will enroll in analytical/technical courses such as statistics, econometrics and agricultural development. The courses will be taken for credit, and depending on the Nigerian University requirements, will be available to count towards the scholars’ Nigerian degree program. In addition, while at MSU, the student will be expected to continue research work on their selected topic or a topic of interest to project stakeholders in Nigeria. They will work under the supervision of MSU faculty/IFPRI researchers. The scholars’ tenure at MSU will be considered a full-time position with the expectation that the scholar will invest the requisite amount of work, study and time to be successful.
The Master’s Level positions will be awarded for a maximum one (1) semester, and the PhD Level, a maximum of two (2) semesters. The student’s primary research supervisor (from a Nigerian University) is expected to actively participate in the program. The advisor will be invited (and funded) to visit MSU for a period not exceeding 30 calendar days.
The submission deadline is January 10, 2018. Please review the following documents.
If you meet the criteria and are interested, please submit the materials as specified in the documents below.
- Call for Applications for the 2018 Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project funded by USAID Nigeria Mission.
- Expression of Interest by the Applicant
- Academic Supervisor Willingness to Support the Application
- Background information
- Appendix A: Ongoing and likely Research Topics of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project
- Appendix B: Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project Scholar Responsibilities
- Appendix C: Conditions of Sponsorship for U.S.-Based Activities
- Appendix D: Participants Attending US Programs