Appui à la Recherche et au Développement Agricole (AREA)

Support to Agricultural Research and Development

Professional Development

Mini-Grant Program

AREA established a mini-grant program to support the development of agricultural research professionals, encourage collaboration among researchers and research institutions, and addresses research priorities identified by farmers. Read more about the program and learn how to apply for grants. 


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

Twenty AREA-funded master’s of science students are enrolled in graduate school at UF (18) and LSU (2). After completing their first year of study, 17 students have developed research projects and many of them will travel to Haiti in the summer of 2018 to begin experiments in the field and collect data. Some students will relocate to Homestead, Florida, where they will live as they conduct research at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center. Learn more about their projects.

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

Read more: Student Spotlight


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, Postharvest Technology and Food Safety

 

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