Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships in USA 2015


Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships in USA, and applications are submitted till 31st October 2014. Applications are invited for research fellowships available for the applicants of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines and Vietnam. Applicants must be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two years of practical experience. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowships(The fellowship program offers training and collaborative research opportunities.)

Field(s): Fellowships are awarded for-
Developing Tools for Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Assessments
-Develop easily used methods for measuring or estimating greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural settings
-Develop easily used methods for measuring or estimating carbon sequestration in agricultural soils
-Develop and field test user-friendly software for quantifying and reporting emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Crop Production Systems
-Identify agricultural management strategies leading to reduced net greenhouse gas emissions per unit of commodity produced in agronomic (including rice), horticultural, or agro-forestry crop systems
-Develop models for application of experimental data in decision support tools for different crop or agro-forestry systems in different countries

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Livestock Production Systems
-Identify agricultural management strategies leading to reduced net greenhouse gas emissions per unit of commodity produced in grazing or confined animal production systems
-Develop models for application of experimental data in decision support tools for livestock production systems in different countries.

Developing Databases and Strategies for Synthesis, Integration and Decision Support to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems
-Develop databases assembled from different research teams working on identifying methods to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration
-Develop process models as a foundation for projecting emissions and sequestration in different agricultural systems and for decision support tools


Deadline: 31st October 2014

Funded By: The U.S. Department of Agriculture

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships are targeted Applicants of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Vietnam

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No:Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research.

Scholarship covers: Not Known

Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2015 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships.

Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships Fellows will be selected from 12 countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research.

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

Eligibility

To apply Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships, 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 Borlaug Global Research Alliance 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

‣ Applications can apply online.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 31st October 2014.

‣ 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 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships



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