ACES Global Food Security Graduate Fellowship

The Global Food Security Graduate Fellows award will support exceptional graduate students who are interested in conducting thesis research in a developing country, in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center in the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (such as CIAT, CIMMYT, ICRISAT, IITA, ILRI, IRRI etc.) or a national research institute devoted to food and agricultural issues. 

The grants have a maximum value of $12,000 for students applying for research stays of three months or longer. Fellows are required to spend a minimum of eight weeks abroad and awards would be adjusted to amount to no more than $1,000 per week abroad. Supplemental awards of up to $1,500 are available to support a visit by the student’s College of ACES advisor to the international research site. We expect to support 2 or 3 Fellows per year.

The Global Food Security Fellowships are made possible through a generous gift from Arlys Conrad.

View previous Food Security Fellows

Status:  We are not currently accepting proposals for the Global Food Security Graduate Fellowship award. Check back next fall. 

ACES International Graduate Grants

ACES International Graduate Grants are intended to fund international activities undertaken by Graduate Students in the College of ACES. Applicants may request funds of up to $3,000 per proposal to support international research opportunities. Applicants must be graduate students in programs housed in the College of ACES to be eligible.

As part of a competitive process, awards are given to students who require international travel as part of dissertation research, thesis research, or some other significant research project.

These awards have been made possible through generous donors including Bill and Mary Lee Dimond, Robert and Barbara Ayre, and the Arlys Conrad Endowment fund.

View previous international grant recipients

Status: We are not currently accepting proposals. Please check back for future opportunities.


Sponsor: International Water Association
Closing Date: 11/25/2022

The International Water Association (IWA) offers young water professionals from around the globe the possibility to participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference (USA, March 2023). IWA will provide workshops, round tables, and other activities related to the conference. IWA will provide fellowships to cover travel, subsistence, accommodation, transportation, travel insurance, and visa application fees. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old.

Sponsor: Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University
Closing Date: 02/23/2023

The Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University sponsors the Ashton Award for Student Research to support graduate and advanced undergraduate students working on Asian tropical forest biology. Applications are accepted from advanced undergraduates and graduate students worldwide. Awards are up to US$4 thousand to support research expenses.


Sponsor: Social Shifters and Rathbones
Closing Date: 11/09/2022

The Social Shifters and Rathbones seek applications to the Global Climate Challenge. The program is designed to enable young people (18-30 years) to explore ideas that will help accelerate the shift to net zero emissions. The challenge looks for ideas, projects and business solutions from anywhere in the world that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Participants get free access to a digital Incubator program and compete for an award of US$10 thousand to implement their idea.

Sponsor: Harvard University’s Center for the Environment
Closing Date: 01/11/2023

Harvard University’s Center for the Environment awards environmental fellowships. The fellowships enable recent doctorate recipients to use Harvard’s resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Eligibility for funding extends to candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any subject area from any university in the world. Candidates may propose research projects in any discipline. The fellowship includes a salary of US$83 thousand per year, plus reimbursement for relocation expenses, annual allowance for travel and other professional expenses.


Sponsor: USDA FAS
Closing Date: 02/01/2023

The International Agricultural Internship Program (IAIP) gives graduate students a chance to gain first-hand experience working at one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS) overseas post in U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world.

Interns will get the opportunity to work in a FAS Office of Agricultural Affairs or Agricultural Trade Office located in a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Interns will carry out tasks in support of the Agricultural Counselor, Agricultural Attaché, and/or Agricultural Trade Officer in connection with USDA’s agricultural trade policy, analysis, and market development programs.