Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New scholarship launched

On the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first scholar at IRRI, the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents in IRRI (AFSTRI) launched a scholarship program—the IRRI-AFSTRI Alumni Scholarship or IAAS.

The IAAS was formed out of the support and encouragement of several IRRI staff and alumni and aims to assist students of agricultural universities across the world who are in their final year of their bachelors or masters degree programs and who have shown academic excellence in preceding years of study.

A one-time thesis grant of USD 600 for bachelor’s level andUSD 1000 for master’s level will be given to students who have interest to rice and rice-based research.

IRRI, state and private universities, and IRRI country offices will be the scholarship implementation partners.

The first scholar at IRRI arrived in 1962. To date, IRRI has trained some 14,000 from all over the world. There are currently about 130 scholars in IRRI.

AFSTRI welcomes donations to the fund. For more information and donations, please send an email to iaas@irri.org. 

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