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Global Fellowships in Agricultural Development (GFAD)

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
26 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Global Fellowships in Agricultural Development (GFAD)

The Global Fellowship in Agricultural Development (GFAD) program provides graduate-level students the opportunity to travel and work with development organizations around the globe. Fellows, their faculty mentors and host organizations work collaboratively on projects that address challenges in agriculture and food systems in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Fellows “take research to action,” applying what is learned in the classroom to real-life situations.  Fellows typically spend two to three months at project sites but may be funded for up to six months. In the process, GFAD Fellows gain valuable experience they can use as international development practitioners or to inform future doctoral research.

Since 2015, 120 fellows have worked in 32 different countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were unable to send fellows into the field, and instead supported a small number of fellows to work on remote projects. As international travel restrictions ease, we are renewing our commitment to supporting fellowships in-country. Fellowships cover the cost of airfare, a living stipend, vaccines required for travel, local travel costs and when funds permit an additional sum is awarded to support project activities.  We hope that with this crowdfunding effort we are able to raise enough money to support direct and program support expenses for one Fellow in 2022.


  1. To raise $10,000 in order to
    1. support fellow’s travel and living expenses in the field for fellowship of 3 months
    2. monetary support for project activities in the field, such as purchase of equipment or translation services
    3.  provide administrative program support
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Creating connection

In-country interpreters and enumerators is key to project success.


Project materials

Purchasing equipment and other onsite project materials.


Project administration

Subsidize graduate students’ support from at home.


Travel and transport

Support our Fellows’ many travel costs, to the country and project site


Living Expenses

Contributes to our fellows’ budgets for food, rent, etc.

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