Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University 2017 (for Nigerians)


Applications are invited for the 2017 Short-Term Visiting Scholars Program at Michigan State University under the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The Agricultural Policy Project is a five year initiative funded by the Nigeria Mission of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) and Michigan State University (MSU).

Location: Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Duration: August 2017-May 2018


  1. Applicants must be Nigerians studying in the area of Agriculture, at Post Graduate level in an Accredited Higher Education Institution in Nigeria.
  2. Good academic and moral standing in a Nigerian academic institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 5 (or equivalent for a 2nd class, upper division).
  3. Applicants must also have a demonstrated interest in an area being studied by researchers working under the Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project.
  4. Must be willing to accept the responsibilities attached to participation


The program covers the following:

  1. Travel related costs (visa fees, visa procurement travel related costs, and round trip air tickets from Nigeria to East Lansing, Michigan USA)
  2. Lodging and meals
  3. Monthly stipend of $1,000 for up to 3 months for the Masters Level, and for up to 9 months for the PhD level
  4. Medical insurance

Deadline: 23 February 2017 (11:59PM, Nigerian Time)
To apply, visit the official link


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