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Dear AIARD Colleagues,

We are extremely fortunate in this tight budget year to once again have the support of USAID, which enables us to offer the 2013 Future Leaders Forum!
This year’s application is online at http://aiardregistration.weebly.com/future-leaders-forum-application.html

The Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development (AIARD) administers a competitive scholarship program to provide partial financial support to students attending both: 1) the AIARD Annual Conference (June 2-4); and 2) the annual Future Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students who have a demonstrated interest in international agriculture and rural development issues and their solutions. These scholarships are intended to enhance the students’ understanding and appreciation of issues and opportunities in international agriculture and rural development. Please see the 2012 Annual Conference Program for prior program activities and additional information (http://www.aiard.org/meetings/2012annual/program.htm).

The objectives of the scholarship program are to:
• Facilitate student attendance and participation in the AIARD Annual Conference June 2-4 in Washington, DC.;
• Broaden student vision and help build a broad array of social/cultural, economic and scientific skills required to become an effective 21st century professional in international agriculture and rural development; and
• Facilitate career visioning and networking by providing opportunities for students to meet with influential individuals in universities, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), Congress, governmental agencies, international consulting firms, international financial institutions and multi-national corporations active in international agriculture and rural development initiatives.

AIARD will provide a select number of scholarships in 2013 to partially fund students’ participation in the AIARD Annual Conference and in the Future Leaders Forum which includes participation in a day and a half of visits to agencies, companies and organizations (e.g. USAID, USDA-FAS & NIFA, World Bank, Peace Corps, UN/FAO, Chemonics, DAI, ACDI VOCA, Millennium Challenge Corporation) engaged in international agriculture and rural development.

Applications for scholarships are evaluated by an AIARD committee. As noted above, scholarships are intended to only partially cover expenses related to travel, lodging, registration fees and meals, and students receiving the scholarships will be responsible for obtaining additional funding to cover the costs of travel to and participation in the Future Leaders Forum. This program is open to US citizens and also foreign nationals who are interested in agricultural development positions in developing countries that may be affiliated with US organizations.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 28, 2013 at midnight.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 10, 2013.

We have a fairly short time frame, so please share this information to interested students soonest!
Thanks and don’t forget to register early for the Annual Conference!!

Your AIARD Leadership

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Good afternoon!
Honors & Undergraduate Research announces a call for proposals for the Undergraduate Research Scholars program for the 2013-14 academic year. To qualify the Scholars program, students must be currently involved in or planning a suitable undergraduate project under the mentorship of a Texas A&M Faculty Advisor. Students must have completed at least 60 hours of undergraduate courses with at least 24 hours at Texas A&M. Students should also have and maintain a Texas A&M GPR of 3.0 or higher. Alternatively, if you are in a group of 2-4 students who are working as a team on a larger overall project, or similar but related projects, please consider applying as an Undergraduate Research Scholars Team.

• The goal of the Scholars Program is to encourage motivated undergraduates to participate actively in research/scholarly projects and to give them the opportunity to communicate their findings as principal authors to the university’s scholarly community. Scholars successfully completing the Scholars Program will be recognized at graduation and on their transcript as an Undergraduate Research Scholar.

Interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Research Scholars program? Dr. Duncan MacKenzie, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research in the office of Honors and Undergraduate Research, will describe the scope of the Scholars program, the procedures for applying, and the expectations for successful completion. If you are interested in becoming an Undergraduate Research Scholar or you are a faculty member interested in mentoring a Scholar, come hear about the program.

Please plan to attend one of two Scholars Informational Sessions:

• Tuesday, March 19th from 5:30-6:30 Memorial Student Center, room 2406B
Sign up at https://academicevents.tamu.edu/hur/event/undergraduate-research-scholars-informational-1

• Monday, March 25th from 5:30-6:30 Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium

Sign up at https://academicevents.tamu.edu/hur/event/undergraduate-research-scholars-informational-2

For more information, see http://honors.tamu.edu/Research/Requirements.html The spring application deadline is April 15, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Ms. Tammis Sherman at ugr@tamu.edu

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