Borlaug fellowship program in  International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program in USA, 2014
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Borlaug fellowship program are invited for applications by The U.S. Department of Agriculture. 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: The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers and policymakers. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. University, research center or government agency, usually for 6-12 weeks.


Deadline: September 22, 2013.

Funded By: The U.S. Department of Agriculture

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Borlaug fellowship program is targeted for Students of Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Peru, Nicaragua, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Specified.

‣ Scholarship covers: Please visit their website.

Field(s): Targeted research areas are: Genetics & Breeding: Sheep & Cattle and Water Resource Management and Technologies. Biotechnology (Algeria), Genetics and Breeding, Animal Health and Food Safety (Bangladesh), Food Safety (Cambodia), Biotechnology and Climate Change (Costa Rica), Drought Salinity and Tolerance, Citrus Greening and Food Safety (Egypt), Biotechnology Plant Breeding and Bt Cotton (Ethiopia), Food Safety and Animal Health (Ghana), Natural Resources Management, Climate Change, Coffee and Pest Management (Guatemala), Climate Change and Science-Based Risk Management and Natural Resources Management (Honduras), Biotechnology and Animal Health Bovines – Heat Tolerance, Disease Resistance (India), Food Safety, Environmental Safety of Genetically Engineered (Ge) Products and Biotechnology (Indonesia), Plant Disease/Breeding Maize Lethal Necrosis, Agricultural Policy and Genetics and Breeding (Kenya), Genetics And Breeding (Malawi), Biotechnology (Malaysia), Animal Health, Plant Health and Disease Management and Biotechnology (Mexico), Biotechnology (Morocco, Peru and Mozambique), Biotechnology and Climate Change (Nicaragua), Biotechnology, Biofuels and Genetics And Breeding (Philippines), Crop Production / Management and Genetics and Breeding: Biotechnology/Biosafety (Senegal), Animal Health, Biotechnology and Ag Extension (South Africa), Plant Disease/Breeding (Tanzania), Plant Health and Water Resource Management (Tunisia), Agricultural Economics, 

Production Agriculture and Veterinary Science and Food Safety (Ukraine), Food Safety, Biotechnology and Animal Health (Vietnam) and Agricultural Policy (Zambia).

Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2014 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.

The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers and policymakers from 28 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.

The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.

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

Eligibility 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.

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

Scholarship Applications are Due by 22 September 2013.

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