Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa (CAHA)

The purpose of CAHA is to provide a doctoral assistantship in the Graduate Field of Horticulture to a student from Sub-Saharan Africa. Successful candidates must already have a Master's degree, originate from a country in Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa, and be of native African ancestry. Course work will be completed at Cornell University while dissertation research will be conducted primarily in Africa under the supervision of a local thesis advisor. Depending on the nature of the research and cost, it may be necessary for the student to secure additional outside funding. The assistantship will require 15 to 20 hours per week of teaching and/or research responsibilities. Acceptance into the program is contingent on the student's agreeing to return to Sub-Saharan Africa after completion of the doctoral degree. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about Horticulture through the Cornell University Section of Horticulture, Office of International Programs, and the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.