The International Research Academy is a new College of Agriculture program led by International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA). The primary objective of the program is to support faculty members who have an interest in learning more about conducting international research, but have limited prior experience with international activities. The goal is to promote greater understanding of international opportunities, expand campus and off-campus networks, and strengthen the college’s long-term capacity to conduct international research.
This year-long mentoring program consists of regular group meetings combined with one-on-one peer mentoring, drawing on the expertise of senior colleagues in the College of Agriculture with experience in international work. The group will visit Washington, DC to meet with funding agencies and partner organizations (e.g., USAID, USDA-FAS) and will also travel to an international location to meet with colleagues and potential collaborators at a peer higher-education institution and/or an international agricultural research center. During the year, participants will work with their mentors to develop a concept note for an international research activity and identify potential international collaborators.
All faculty members in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University are eligible to apply, regardless of rank. Preference will be given to assistant and recently-tenured associate professors.