Dayne Hamrick (second from left) signing the agreement with EDUCAFIN in Mexico
MIDP Senior Director Stephanie Alt Lamm and MIDP Director of Admissions and Recruitment Dayne Hamrick led the work to negotiate three new funding partnerships in the 2019-2020 year
Malawi: ATI FSF
At the end of July 2019, our team created a new opportunity for prospective MIDP fellows from Malawi through the Agricultural Transformation Initiative Fellowship and Scholarship Fund. The ATI FSF aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers and professionals in Malawi in high-priority areas that will help the country transform its agricultural sector by reducing dependence on tobacco exports. The ATI FSF is offered to Malawian citizens and residents to pursue master’s or postdoctoral study and/or research in the areas of agriculture, business, data science, ecology/environment, economics or engineering.
In August 2019, the MIDP team signed an agreement on behalf of the entire Sanford School with the Mexican foundation FUNED.
The agreement between the school and Fundacion Mexicana Para La Educacion, La Tecnologia y La Ciencia, A.C. (FUNED) combines the resources of both Sanford and FUNED, with Sanford offering a 25 percent tuition scholarship for accepted students, and FUNED covering up to 40 percent of the remaining costs. The program is competitive, and considers applicants who have attained a GPA of 8.0 on a 10-point scale while earning an undergraduate degree. Students may enroll in either the Master of Public Policy (MPP) or the Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) program at Sanford. Once accepted to Sanford, students can apply for the FUNED program. Read the story on the Sanford School website.
In November 2019, they signed another agreement in Mexico, this time with EDUCAFIN. EDUCAFIN is decentralized public organization in the Mexican state of Guanajuato that supports students from Guanajuato to pursue masters degrees abroad. Under our agreement with EDUCAFIN, students selected for the scholarship and admitted to any Sanford graduate program (MIDP, MPP, iMEP) will receive a 25% tuition scholarship and additional support from EDUCAFIN for tuition and living expenses.
Read the press release and story (in Spanish) from EDUCAFIN here.