The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) graduate fellowship program has grown from strength to strength. In 2015, ILRI offered opportunities to more than 200 young scientists and graduate fellows from national agricultural research organizations (NARS), universities and other partner institutions globally. These emerging researchers undertake research for development activities within ILRI projects, access ILRI research facilities and are mentored by ILRI senior scientists, themselves engaged in cutting-edge agricultural research.
ILRI has fellowship collaboration agreements with a wide range of organizations and programs including the self-governing organisation of German higher education, DAAD, and the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement in sub-Saharan Africa program. Earlier this year, ILRI also established ILRI Graduate Fellowship Journal Club, offering platform for ILRI fellows to meet regularly and discuss recent journal publications, exchange ideas, and critically evaluate each other’s work.
For more information on ILRI graduate fellowship initiatives, see ILRI capacity development brief 2, Graduate fellowships: developing future leaders in research at the International Livestock Research Institute
This brief was published as part of an internal ‘capacity development’ week at ILRI in December 2015.