2015 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships for Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, and applications are submitted till September 30, 2015.. Applications are invited for Cocoa B Fellowship Program available for the citizens Asia, Latin America and Caribbean. Fellows will work with a mentor at an US university, research center or government agency for up to three months. The US mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. 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. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: Research (Fellows will work with a mentor at a US university, research center or government agency for up to three months.)
Field(s): Targeted Research Areas are: Cocoa genetics and breeding, Plant propagation methods, Diseases–plant pathology, control methods–particularly for vascular streak dieback and black pod, Pests–entomology, control methods–particularly for cocoa pod borer and mirids and Soil fertility and plant nutrition (Cocoa Fellowships for Asia) and Genetics and breeding, Plant propagation methods, Diseases–plant pathology and control methods, particularly for witches’ broom and frosty pod and Soil fertility and plant nutrition (Cocoa Fellowships for Latin American and the Caribbean).
Deadline: September 30, 2015
Funded By: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015 Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships are targeted for Citizens of India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to three months.
‣ Scholarship covers: Not Know
‣ The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships Program promote food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries.
‣ 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
‣ Cocoa Borlaug Fellowships 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
‣ Applicants are required to apply online https://borlaug.myreviewroom.com/
‣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
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on September 30, 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.