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Jean Faye wins International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Jean FayeWe are proud to announce that ENVS PhD candidate Jean Faye has been awarded the prestigious International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship is awarded to just 80 of the 1,000 applicants from around the country, and provides support for expenses, travel, and living costs for 9-12 months associated with the awardees’ research.

Originally a farmer from Senegal, West Africa, Faye has spent his academic career studying the many challenges facing agriculture in West Africa, including increasing population density, unpredictable weather patterns, and related socioeconomic and cultural problems. For his dissertation, he intends to look further into the interactions between indigenous heritage and applied agro-forestry (on-farm experiments) in stressed environments to mitigate climate change and help agricultural production.

We congratulate Faye on his hard work and great accomplishment, and look forward to seeing his research as it comes together!