Support to Higher Education
We strengthen higher education in agriculture in Haiti by modernizing the curriculum to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of the agricultural sector. Research is being conducted with the administrators, faculty, graduates, and potential employers from the private and public sector. Our partners include seven agricultural institutions in Haiti who plan to modernize their curriculum.
Faculty Development Academy
This program increases the competency and skills in curriculum development, pedagogical approaches and educational research methods among faculty at six major agricultural universities in Haiti. These leaders will serve as change agents for educational reform.
MS Graduate and Non-Degree Certificate Programs
Twenty Haitian students will earn master's degree at either the University of Florida or Louisiana State University. Students will work on research priorities identified by farmers, service providers and other agricultural professionals in Haiti. Twenty-four Haitian agricultural professionals will earn non-degree graduate online certificates that will enable them to improve their expertise in a diversity of topics. These formal educational programs will improve work force knowledge and skills among professionals who serve the agriculture sector in Haiti.
Mini Grant Program
This program supports the development of agricultural research professionals, encourage collaboration among researchers and research institutions, and addresses agricultural research priorities identified by farmers and agricultural service providers in Haiti. We release call for proposals and fund projects that support laboratory and research equipment needs of Haitian educators and researchers who work for the Ministry of Agriculture and higher education institutions. We fund competitive research projects that address the research priorities of Haitian farmers.
Mini Grant No. 1 Application Now Open
ACQUISITION OF SUPPLIES AND OTHER NONEXPENDABLE ITEMS
This grant will fund laboratory and field supplies, nonexpendable items and tools to enhance the capacity of qualified individuals to conduct research or deliver improved course content related to agricultural research and education in Haiti. Applicants can apply for up to $4,000 USD. Only those affiliated with a Haitian higher education institution, a technical branch of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) or the Rural Centers for Sustainable Development (CRDDs) are eligible. Restricted commodities such as fertilizers, pesticides and seeds are ineligible for this grant.
Deadline for submission: December 10, 2017
Expected date for decision: January 15, 2018
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