International Food and Agribusiness Management Association


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JUNE 23 - 27, 2018

IFAMA is committed to providing significant financial support to needy students.

In 2018 this will follow a two-prong approach:



Support explicitly targets students enrolled to compete in the case competition. In general, awards will not be greater than what is provided by the university or other local support. No support is available for young professionals. Financial support is awarded at the conference and not provided in advance. 


Please note: Individuals are required to provide contact information, university affiliation AND upload a simplified pro forma (see below) illustrating how they plan to finance their attendance. Costs must include: registration fees, accommodation, travel expenses. Revenue must show how costs are to be met: personal funds, university support, other support, IFAMA support.

An application by the Case Competition Team is preferred: the Academic Advisor will coordinate the required information and provide her/his feedback to IFAMA on the real needs of the applicants.

In Miami 2017 support ranged between 0 and $500 USD. These levels will be lower for Buenos Aires, as IFAMA has already reduced the registration fee.

Please note: Different dedicated sources of financial support are in place. For example,  CHS will provide support to US, Canadian and Argentine students. The African Chapter will provide support to African students.

Student financial assistance grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The application form and link will be active on this site, by Monday, December 11.


Support will be granted to needy students who:

a- Are registered to compete in case competition, either as part of a team or individually. Preference is given to a Team application coordinated by the Academic Advisor.

b- Are registered and scheduled to present a paper in the Symposium or a Case in the teaching case stream, or a poster (very limited support here).

Funding will be decided competitively by these dates:

a- First Decision, Monday February 12 for complete applications received by February 4. Up to 40% of total funding to be awarded at this time.

b- Second Decision, April 16 for complete applications received by April 9. Up to 80% of total funding (including (a)) will be awarded by this date.

c- Final Decision, May 14 for complete applications received by May 11.

Students should apply early to maximize their chances to receive financial support.


To apply for financial support:

Create a pro forma budget detailing estimated costs needed and funds available in order to attend the 2018 IFAMA conference. This document should be uploaded along with the application in order to be considered complete.
Include a photocopy an official ID or Passport with your application.
Complete the application form electronically through Submittable in the link provided below.


*Example for illustration purposes only

A - Pro Forma Expenses  (in USD)


Travel to Argentina to conference hotel


Registration fee, conference (Early Bird Reg. fee)

 $ 620

Buenos Aires Accommodation (sharing room)

 $ 300

Food and miscellaneous expenses

 $ 100

A- Total Expenses


B - Pro Forma Revenue (in USD)

Personal funds

 $ 1,100

Institutional support

    $ 600

B- Total Funds Available

 $ 1,700

C =  A-B IFAMA's support applied for


Please direct any questions to: Francesco Braga, CEO IFAMA.

Submit Financial Support Applications Online Here


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