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Call for Applications: Dissertation Fellowships to Strengthen Evidence Base on Gender and Agriculture

USAID and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have announced a call for applications for doctoral dissertation research fellowships on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI).

The two organizations are co-sponsoring 3 dissertation-year fellowships to support research that complements and builds on the Index, which increases understanding of why women in developing countries face persistent obstacles and economic constraints to inclusion in the agriculture sector. The goals of the fellowships are to strengthen understanding and evidence of the WEAI; expand understanding of WEAI dynamics through complementary qualitative and ethnographic work; and support promising researchers interested in gender and agriculture.

Proposals are due July 31, 2012. The complete call for proposals can be downloaded here. USAID and IFPRI will jointly review and select the three winning proposals, and fellowships will be awarded in August 2012.

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