Professional Fellows ProgramAdvancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program
The Alliance for African Partnership, together with MSU's Center for Gender in Global Context, Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources partnered with Sokoine University (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Kyambogo University (Uganda) on a successful U.S. Department of State grant to develop and implement the Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program.
The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows’ capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States.
The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan.
This program is a wonderful opportunity for members of the participating countries to share ideas and best practices as well as open up channels of mutual understanding that lead to improved conditions for women in all four countries.
December 8, 2017: Initial application deadline January 2018: Interviews for selected finalists
Spring program: April 27, 2018 - June 1, 2018 Fall program: October 12, 2018 - November 17, 2018
Strategic Travel AwardsTransforming Institutions Partnership Strategic Travel Funding Invitation for Proposals 2018
The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) – an initiative that seeks to promote sustainable, effective, and equitable long-term partnerships among African organizations to address mutually defined challenges across a range of thematic issues. These include the transformation of African agri-food systems; water, energy, and the environment; youth empowerment; education; culture; and health and nutrition. The AAP’s goal is to build networks among African partners from all sectors (universities, NGOs, government, and private sector) and MSU faculty members to address challenges in our thematic areas. Our goal is to catalyze and support multidisciplinary, collaborative partnerships to pursue research, education, and outreach activities that connect theory to practice.
Proposals may be submitted in one of the following three categories:
-Exploratory Grants to support initial-stage partnership development. These grants are meant for new partnerships that have not previously worked together.
-Proposal Development Grants to support travel for partners to develop a proposal in responsive to a specific funding opportunity.
-Pilot Workshop Grants to support short-term training activities or workshops. In this case, the AAP will provide travel funds for members of the partnership leading or participating in these activities.
We highly encourage projects which incorporate south-south collaboration. This has been identified as an AAP priority and will be prioritized in the selection process.
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded; however, AAP would like to receive all applications prior to April 30, 2018 for fund allocation by September 30, 2018.
Detailed proposal information.