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AERA India/AAEA Mentorship Program
Uma Lele AERA India/AAEA Mentorship Program

Call for Applications

The AERA (Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) www.aeraindia.in) along with one representative from AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (USA) https://www.aaea.org/) will play a facilitating role in the selection of Indian students/young professionals to participate in the mentorship program. The offer and themes for each year will be published in one of the issues of Agricultural Economics Research Review (AERR) and recommendation of the Association shall be sent to AAEA for Award of the grant. The following criteria were agreed for screening and recommendation of the candidate(s).

  1. The program shall be open to doctoral and post-doctoral candidates who has just completed doctoral degree or likely to complete the same within a year.
  2. Masters/PhD degree in agricultural economics/economics with evident contribution to agricultural economics research
  3. The candidate should have outstanding academic record and age should not be more than 35 years.
  4. The candidate should give an undertaking to publish at least one research article in a journal of national/international repute as an outcome of the mentorship work
  5. The candidate will attend the AAEA Annual Meeting
  6. The candidate will work with an AAEA Member mentor

To apply, scholars should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter outlining proposed plan for mentorship, including contact information for the mentor, proposed dates and nature of the research project and collaboration, and outputs expected
  2. Recent CV
  3. Research proposal outlining the research project that the applicant will work on with his or her mentor (maximum 3 single-spaced pages). The research proposal can be around the themes of Food and nutritional security; Environmental sustainability and agricultural development policy or any other important topic related to Indian agriculture. 
  4. Letter of recommendation from the applicant’s department head/supervisor stating that the institution supports the applicant’s participation
  5. Letter of intent to collaborate from the proposed mentor
  6. Budget

Applications should be submitted in a single PDF format to Secretary AERA at aeraindia@gmail.com with the subject line titled  “Uma Lele AERA India/AAEA Mentorship Program Application” by  Monday, October 15, 2018.

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