A listing of internal and external funding opportunities relevant to graduate students enrolled in the INTAD graduate dual-title program.

Opportunities Exclusively for INTAD Students

International Agriculture and Development Competitive Grants Program

The International Agriculture and Development Competitive Grants Program provides an opportunity for graduate students enrolled in the INTAD dual-title degree program to conduct research in an international setting. The request for application is distributed to the INTAD students in October. Applications are reviewed and decisions announced in early December.

Borlaug Dialogue Scholarship

Ag Sciences Global in the College of Agricultural Sciences maintains the World Food Prize Scholarship to provide an opportunity for students to attend the Borlaug Dialogue at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. The funding covers the cost of attending the World Food Prize. Look for announcement of the scholarship in early August. The Borlaug Dialogue typically takes place in the second or third week of October.

College of Agricultural Sciences Opportunities

Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program

The Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences is open to graduate students advised by College of Agricultural Sciences faculty. Note that applicants must attend a workshop in order to be eligible to apply.  The application deadline is the end of October. Applications are reviewed by graduate faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the decisions are announced in early December.

Tag Along Funding

The College of Agricultural Sciences Tag Along Fund Program supports college faculty who are working on international activities and are willing to bring other college faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and cooperative extension personnel with them to research sites or teaching or extension locations overseas. The fund covers travel expenses of the individual(s) traveling with the faculty, the "Tag Alonger." The funds do not support the travel expenses of the faculty applying for the program.

Jose de la Torre Endowment for Graduate Students from Latin America

Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Jose de La Torre, awards are available to graduate students from Latin America.  In return, the student is asked to help the Ag Sciences Global with a project to advance the College of Agricultural Sciences links in the hemisphere.  Letters of nomination from the student's advisor are due in  the fall.

University-level Opportunities

Graduate Student International Research Award

The Graduate Student International Research Award, sponsored by the Penn State University Graduate School, promotes and supports graduate student international research and scholarship that has potential for global impact. The award is to be used for travel, living expenses, and/or research-related costs (e.g., laboratory or fieldwork supplies; specialized software; costs associated with access to or reproduction of special collections; translation fees; etc.). This award may be combined with other funding sources. Pending receipt of qualified applications, at least one award will be supported annually up to a maximum of $5,000, based upon eligible costs and funding required, as identified in the selected application.

Global Programs Graduate Student Travel Grant

Global Programs maintains a fund to support international travel by Penn State graduate students.  The main use of graduate student travel grant funds is to assist students in presenting their scholarly work at international conferences or other major professional meetings. Funds may also be used to support research. Workshops, internships and other activities are not eligible for funding. Graduate student travel grants are intended to promote Penn State’s global leadership in scholarship and international engagement.

External Opportunities

AIARD Future Leaders Forum Scholarship

The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) administers a competitive scholarship program to nurture and to provide partial financial support to students attending both 1) the AIARD Annual Conference and 2) the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a sincere interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students' understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development.

INTAD

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Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802

INTAD

Address

Melanie Miller Foster
106 Agricultural Administration Building

University Park, PA 16802