IFHE supports members with travel grants and scholarships. This opportunity is make possible  by fundraising efforts of IFHE member organisations and enables Home Economics academics and practitioners from developing countries to increase their international exposure.

IFHE Scholarship 2020

Theme: Promoting international Home Economics with young people

Pursuant to its mission to advocate for Home Economics education, IFHE establishes a 9 month scholarship for Home Economics students. The scholarship starts in January 2020.

The IFHE scholarship recognizes students for achievements in promoting the profession and putting its interdisciplinary values into practice. It aims to identify and financially support Home Economics students to advance the profession on an international level through work on an international project. The scholarship includes a two-year membership to IFHE and reimbursement of travel costs to international IFHE meetings and related events up to 3.000EUR.


Selection criteria

Students are selected for their ability to put the spirit of the scholarship into practice in their own communities (upon graduation). Other specific selection criteria include:

  • Academic excellence
  • Visible contribution to promoting Home Economics and its interdisciplinary values
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Technical means to attend online meetings & ability to travel internationally

How to apply

We welcome applications to office@ifhe.org until 30 November 2019.

Please make sure to CAREFULLY STUDY these explanations before sending your application which should include  

  • letter of motivation, your CV and certificates
  • academic transcript
  • proof of enrollment as student
  • proof of English language proficiency
  • a draft concept of how you would advance the 2020 scholarship theme during the scholarship period, including online activities and travel. The draft concept should be concise, its form is up to you. Surprise us.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications.

IFHE World Congress Travel Grants

Forty-five grants to pay Congress registration and Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel rooms will be available to IFHE members from developing countries. Applications must be submitted between June 1-August 31 2019.

Details and selection criteria are posted at the World Congress website.

IHES Scholarships

International Home Economics Services (IHES) offers eight scholarships for home economics professionals from developing countries to attend the IFHE World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, August 2-8, 2020.

Applications are due no later than September 15, 2019. Please find details and application procedure at the AAFCS website.


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