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Professional Fellows Program – Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 28, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on November 17, 2019
Professional Fellows Program - Advancing Young Women in Agribusiness logo
Professional Fellows Program - Advancing Young Women in Agribusiness logo

The Professional Fellows Program – Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators hosted at Michigan State University is recruiting young professionals from diverse backgrounds in private, public, non-governmental, and education sectors who are either women agribusiness entrepreneurs or individuals working to increase women’s economic engagement in the agricultural sector.

Requirements:
1) 25-40 years old;
2) A citizen, national, or permanent resident of Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda;
3) Is living and working in Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda at the time of the application;
4) Speaks fluent English;
5) Has:
a) at least 2 years of professional/working experience in their field;
b) demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills and a commitment to community;
c) employer’s support for participating in the program (for those not self-employed). For those self-employed, has recommendation from local authorities at the district, county, and/or community levels.

Utilize This Offer

Preference will be given to those who are in an earlier state of their careers and who have not previously had the opportunity to travel to the US.

18 November 2019: Application deadline.

For more information, please visit https://tinyurl.com/y5h8ou7q

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 28
Oct 28

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 28
Oct 28

Thanks for sharing, Ana.