The International Centre for Research on Agroforestry (ICRAF) was founded in 1978 with its global headquarters based in Kenya. We now operates in 36 countries. In 2002, we were rebranded as the World Agroforestry Centre although retaining ICRAF as its legal name and acronym. We conduct research in six ecoregions across sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Our programmes are driven by the specific needs and opportunities in each region. Much of our research expenditure is allocated to Africa, where persistent poverty and environmental degradation are particularly acute. The Capacity Development Unit (CDU) manages individual and group learning through research fellowship and group training opportunities and provides access to critical learning resources for innovation system actors.
The World Agroforestry Centre research fellowships are useful for the advancement of its research for development agenda. It is strongly recommended that applicants visit the Centre’s website, in particular "Our Research" section, CDU and key documents, including the World Agroforestry Centre Strategy 2013-2022 and Medium-term Plan 2010-12 to make sure any planned research work is relevant to the Centre. ICRAF research fellowships last for a duration stipulated in the Letter of Agreement (L.o.A) signed by all involved parties. Research fellowships lead to the award of a post graduate degree from the institution where the applicant is enrolled. Research fellows are required to conduct a presentation seminar, at least once during their research fellowship. Interested applicants MUST complete an online form provided under Apply for Research Fellowship.