Feed the Future

 

Feed the Future Haiti

Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA)

Professional Development

Mini Grant Program

The AREA Project’s mini grant program supports the development of agricultural research professionals, encourages collaboration among researchers and research institutions, and addresses research priorities identified by farmers and agricultural service providers. These projects also will address gender disparities within the agricultural sector and promote gender equity.

Mini Grant No. 1: Now Open

Acquistion 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. 

How to Apply   

Submit completed applications and other supporting documents as an electronic attachment to UFAREAgrants@ifas.ufl.edu with the subject line “Application for mini grant.” Do not submit paper applications. 

Deadline for submission: Dec. 10, 2017

Expected date for decision: Jan. 15, 2018

Applications Materials

Mini Grant Instructions              Mini Grant Instructional equipment

Submit general questions regarding the mini grant program to UFAREAproject@ifas.ufl.edu with the subject line “general question regarding mini grant.” Only submit applications in French or English. We will not consider incomplete applications. Please use the correct grant and budget templates based on the grant category (Equipment, Individual Research and Collaborative Research). Individuals may submit only one application per grant category.

More about the program

Three types of grants, award amounts:

  • The maximum award for Grant No. 1 (equipment) is $4,000 USD.
  • The maximum award for Grant No. 2 (individual research) is $8,000 USD.
  • The maximum award Grant No. 3 (information the collaborative research) is $20,000 USD.

Next steps for successful applicants

If you receive funding, our AREA team will work with you to develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for your project. We will review your budget and work with you on any needed modifications. The University of Florida’s Division of Sponsored Programs office will work with your institution to develop a plan for fund disbursement and reconciliation.


Internships

The majority of the internships will be awarded to students to work on projects in Haiti. These students will receive a stipend to cover transportation, housing and food. Internships may be awarded to students who have been identified as highly qualified for graduate school by the graduate student search and screen committee. Students must be an advanced English student based on language assessments. These students will spend approximately 16 weeks in the US where they will enroll in an English language/TOEFL preparatory course, prepare for graduate level entrance exams and volunteer in a research program within a department they intend to apply for if selected for graduate student funding.

To Apply

For Internship Inquiries please contact UFAREAproject@ifas.ufl.edu with the subject line “AREA internship inquiry”.


Graduate Students

Marie Christelle Calixte

UF Graduate Student 

Agricultural Education and Communiation

Read more: Student Spotlight


Wilfrid Calvin

UF Graduate Student

Entomology


Franky Célestin

UF Graduate student

Soil Science


Wanita Dantes

UF Graduate student

Plant Pathology


 Rocheteau Daréus

UF Graduate student

Agronomy


Lynhe Demesyeux

UF Graduate student

 Horticultural Sciences

Stéphanie Camelia Docteur

UF Graduate student

Food and Resource Economics


Marie Darline Dorval

Graduate student

Horticultural Sciences


Vovener Edmond

UF Graduate student

Horticultural Sciences


Cassandre Feuillé

UF Graduate student

Environmental Horticulture


Jean Ribert Francois

UF Graduate student

Family,Youth and Community Sciences


Jhonson Léonard 

LSU Graduate Student

Plant Pathology


Marie Rachèle Lexidort

LSU Graduate student

Horticultural Sciences


Jean Maude Louizias

UF Graduate Student

Horticultural Sciences


Riphine Mainviel

UF Graduate Stdudent

Horticultural Sciences


Rédjino Mompremier

UF Graduate Student

Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Floyid Nicolas

UF Graduate student 

Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Liliane Poinçon

UF Graduate student

Family Youth and Community Sciences


Carina Théeodore

UF Graduate Student 

Horticultural Sciences


Josué St Fort

UF Graduate Student

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

 

Interns

Ericca Johanna Deborah Lagrandeur

Intern, Higher Education Program

 

René Guerlande

Intern, Higher Education Program

 

Jonas Sanon

Intern, Higher Education Program

 

Frantzlande Osias

Intern, Soil Fertility Program

 

Santa-Noella Cadet

Intern, Soil Fertility Program

 

Charles Bency Appolon

Intern, Post-Harvest Technology and Food Safety


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