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USAID and BHEARD Graduate Studies for Kenyans in Agricultural Sciences
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November 17, 2014, 07:34:17 PM
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Under its Feed the Future initiative, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program.  Implemented by Michigan State University (MSU), the BHEARD program honors the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. The program will support long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors at the masterís and doctoral levels. This is a major new effort to increase the number of agricultural scientists and policy advisors and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries.
Kenya has been selected as one of nine countries for the third cohort of BHEARD Fellows. The scholarships will support study in the United States or other selected countries, beginning in August 2015. Training programs will cover up to two years of courses for masterís students and up to three years of courses for doctoral students. Course work will be undertaken at a U.S. or regional university, and the studentís research project will be conducted in Kenya.

Eligibility is limited to current staff members from the following institutions who wish to study in these subject areas:
Tegemeo Institute
Advanced survey data analysis, quantitative research skills, use of statistics in agricultural surveys, research design and other related areas

Egerton University, Department of Agricultural Economics
Advanced survey data analysis, quantitative research skills, use of statistics in agricultural surveys, research design and related areas
Issues related to climate change

Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
o Socio-economic fields related to agricultural development o Statistical analysis
Issues related to climate change

The Trainee Selection Committee will review applications and select candidates based on the following criteria:
Current and future role at one of the participating institutions.
Kenyan national residing in Kenya.
Strong academic performance at the Bachelorís level (first or upper second class pass) or Masterís level. Relevant educational background and professional experience.
Strong written and spoken English language skills.
Evidence of commitment to a future career in developing agricultural research in Kenya
Under 32 years of age for masterís applicants, and under 35 years of age for PhD applicants. An exception may be made for female PhD candidates up to the age of 40.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications and application procedures may be obtained from or by emailing

The application deadline is 30 November 2014.

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