A new scholarship fund will more than 20 Malawian graduate students to continue their studies in the U.S. or South Africa.

The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) has awarded a grant to the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE) for the Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF), a new initiative is designed to strengthen capacity in research areas related to agricultural transformation in Malawi. The FSF will be designed, implemented, and administered by IIE in coordination with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources (LUANAR). The fund will support more than 20 fellowships and scholarships for graduate study and postdoctoral research in the United States or South Africa.

“This program is providing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to study internationally in high-priority disciplines,” said Candida Nakhumwa, ATI’s Country Director for Malawi. “The goal is to help educate students about innovations in the various sectors that can be applied in Malawi to help the country’s economy become less dependent on tobacco crops and contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector.”

The FSF is offering opportunities for study and research in agriculture, business, data science, ecology and environment, economics, and engineering. Applicants should be residents or citizens of Malawi and hold a bachelor’s degree or doctorate, depending on the desired program. Applications are due by October 17. For more information, go to www.iie.org/ATI or email ATI@iie.org.

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