Current Plans for GFAD Fellowships
GFAD is excited to support field-based fellowships in 2023. The deadline for summer travel applications is April 5, 2023.
Originally funded by USAID as a Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture (RIFA) program, the Global Fellowships for Agricultural Development (GFAD) program offers early-career professionals enrolled in agricultural and development-oriented graduate programs at all University of California campuses the opportunity to plan, engage and implement two to six-month-long international projects in developing countries.
Global Fellows collaborate with a host organization to develop robust projects that address global challenges in agriculture and food systems. Host institutions work with the fellow and UC faculty supervisor to co-create opportunities. The fellow’s collaborative work takes research to action, contributing integrally to the success and sustainability of development projects and programs, faculty research while augmenting fellows’ experiential education.
Resources for Fellows
Find all you need for your fellowship here: how to qualify, apply, and become a successful Global Fellow.
Resources for Host Institutions
Interested in hosting a fellow? Find out more about the process and how to start your application.
Resources for Faculty
Have an international research collaboration and need some "boots on the ground"? Find out how your project could qualify for GFAD project funding.
Check out one of our fellow's projects below. More videos can be found on our YouTube Channel.
The Global Fellowship in Agricultural Development program is funded by the University of California Office of the President’s Global Food Initiative and generous individual donors. This program was originally funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).