2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship Program


2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship program , and applications are submitted till September 30th, 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites applications for Borlaug Fellowship Program available for fellows from eligible developingand middle-income countries. 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. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held each October in Des Moines, Iowa. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA and applicant’s home country (Applicants demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship).

Level: Fellowships provides training and collaborative research opportunities for generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers

Field(s): 2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship is 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. The 2015 targeted research areas will be given in below list.

Deadline: September 30th, 2015.

Funded By: The U.S. Department of Agriculture

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship is targeted for Citizens from following countries (‪Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkino Faso, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Panama, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia‬) can apply for this Borlaug Fellowship Program.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: not specified

Scholarship Duration: Fellowship is awarded usually for 6-12 weeks.

Scholarship covers: not specified

Description

‣ The 2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship Program promote food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries.

Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. 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 U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend the annual World Food Prize Symposium, held each October in Des Moines, Iowa. This program includes following types of fellowships:

Borlaug Fellowships: The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 34 eligible countries. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks.

Borlaug Cocoa Fellowships: The Borlaug Program’s Global Cocoa Initiative provides fellows with skills and knowledge to help their countries become more competitive in producing and exporting cocoa and cocoa products.

Agricultural Policy Executive Leadership Program: The Borlaug Agricultural Policy Executive Leadership Program is targeted to senior agricultural policymakers from the independent states of the former Soviet Union and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Feed the Future: In partnership with Feed the Future, the United States government’s global hunger and food security initiativem, the Borlaug Program supports fellows’ efforts to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and forge long-term solutions to chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.

Global Cocoa Initiative: The Borlaug Program’s Global Cocoa Initiative, sponsored by the World Cocoa Foundation, provides fellows with skills and knowledge to help their countries become more competitive in producing and exporting cocoa and cocoa products. Past research topics have included pest and disease prevention, regional cocoa production and market access.

Global Research Alliance: The Global Research Alliance engages developing countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases in research to more clearly understand and mitigate the impacts of agriculture on climate change.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail 2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship  ? 

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

Selection Criteria for 2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship 

‣ 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.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Candidates must apply via the online application system. 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
  • Application Form

Eligible Countries and Research Priorities

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on September 30th, 2015

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2015-16 Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Fellowship 



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