The International Rice Research Institute [IRRI] operates a very diverse and detailed rice research agenda involving many disciplines and addressing major issues facing rice production globally. Associated with this agenda, there is technical capacity in rice research and best practice examples of rice research being put into action in rice farming. Many people from partner countries can benefit from close engagement with IRRI research or by exposure to the technical skills associated with research.
What We Offer
We welcome scientists to join IRRI for periods of time for close engagement with its research agenda. These scientists may be ones who have a particular interest in an aspect of research, be mid-career scientists who wish to revitalize their knowledge and skill base, or young scientists who wish to experience an international research environment. Similarly, IRRI welcomes technicians who wish to increase their skills in a particular area by working alongside IRRI technicians in the IRRI environment.
We also welcome students and recently graduated students to join IRRI for periods of time for a short term engagement that would allow them to experience a work environment while learning on areas relevant to their respective degree programs. These students may be BS, MS or Ph.D., who have a particular interest in an aspect of research at IRRI, and wish to learn or enhance their knowledge and skill sets on their topics of interest.
Duration and Cost
Non-degree training fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis but for planning purposes, the cost is approximately US$1,700 per month per participant. This covers board and lodging, a modest stipend, local travel, group accident/medical insurance, training supplies, services, and use of facilities.
The sponsors in this program are expected to provide international airfare (if required), shipping allowance, and enroute expenses to its participants.
Because these costs vary depending on the individual involved and the nature of the visit, details of these costs will be discussed during organization of the visit.
The length of stay is from a month up to one year, and is negotiated depending on the outcomes required from the visit.
The status of the visitor and the conditions of the visit are also negotiated depending on the level of the visitor, their current position and the nature of the activities.
Participants are expected to be fully supported by a grant or sponsoring agency or an IRRI managed project.