Step 4:  Discuss with IFAD-host

Step 4:  Discuss with IFAD-host

After the MDP secretariat confirms that the application received is complete, it will generate an email to IFAD letting them know you are interested in their research project.  You can proceed by setting up a Skype, phone, or email conversation to discuss your particular goals and objectives and define the specific needs of IFAD as well as the specific output to be produced at the end of the Field Practicum period. You should also use this as a chance to talk about possible accommodations, travel logistics, etc. You should be very specific on what the expectations are on both ends, especially if you are planning on publishing anything so it is important that you discuss issues of co-authorship and publication, for example.