The United States Department of Agriculture has announced Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships for pursing 3 months research on climate change mitigation. The applicants from Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam can apply for the fellowship. The applications must be submitted online by January 15, 2013.
Study Subject(s): The following targeted research areas are open to all of the countries eligible for the Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships:-Developing Tools for Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Assessments.
-Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Crop Production Systems
-Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Livestock Production Systems
-Developing Databases and Strategies for Synthesis, Integration and Decision Support to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems.
Course Level: The fellowship program offers training and collaborative research opportunities.
Scholarship Provider: The United States Department of Agriculture
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: To be considered for the Borlaug Fellowship Program, candidates must:
-Be citizens of an eligible country
-Be fluent in English
-Have completed a Master’s or higher degree
-Be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two years of practical experience
-Be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country
-Demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students from Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for 2013 Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships under the auspices of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. Fellows will be selected from eight developing countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 3 months on climate change mitigation research. The mentor will later travel to the fellow’s home country for up to 10 days to continue collaboration.
Selection Criteria: Applicants are selected based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment. Consideration is also given to the relevance of the applicant’s research area to the research topics highlighted in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply via online application system.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The applicants must apply by January 15, 2013.