Cornell training, African impact.
The Cornell Assistantship for Horticulture in Africa (CAHA) provides funding for a doctoral student from sub-Saharan Africa to complete course work at Cornell and conduct dissertation research primarily in Africa under the supervision of a local thesis advisor.
- must already have a Master's degree
- originate from a country in Sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa
- be of native African ancestry
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.
Applications are now closed. Check back in 2024 for the next application round!
CAHA was founded in 2006 thanks to a generous gift from Chris Wien, M.S. ’67, Ph.D. ‘71, professor emeritus of horticulture. In the 1970s, Wien spent time working in Africa at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. That experience awakened him to the continent’s need for greater support in horticulture education.
CAHA in action
Research Professor and Director, Cornell Alliance for Science
Department of Global Development
International Research Professor (Joint)
Plant Breeding and Genetics Section