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Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites applications for Borlaug Fellowship Program available for fellows from eligible developing and middle-income countries. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks.

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries.

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department, is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: Closed
  • Course Level: Fellowships provide training and collaborative research opportunities for generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, global climate change, agricultural economics and agricultural policy.
  • Nationality: Citizens from following countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria (Cocoa Fellowships for Western Africa), India, Indonesia and Malaysia (Cocoa Fellowships for Asia), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago (Cocoa Fellowships), Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia (Borlaug Fellowships), Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam (Global Research Alliance Fellowships) are eligible.
  • The award can be taken in the USA and applicant’s home country (Applicants demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship).

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens from following countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria (Cocoa Fellowships for Western Africa), India, Indonesia and Malaysia (Cocoa Fellowships for Asia), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago (Cocoa Fellowships), Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia (Borlaug Fellowships), Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam (Global Research Alliance Fellowships) are eligible.
  • Entrance Requirements: 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 (but not more than 10) 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

    USDA selects candidates 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.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Agricultural Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Candidates must apply via the online application system (link below). The following information will be required:

  • Completed application form
  • 2-3 page program proposal and action plan
  • Signed approval from applicant’s home institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of transcript for college/university degree(s) received
  • Copy of passport identification page

Online Application

Scholarship Link