Deadline: 31 October 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites scientists, researchers and policymakers from developing and middle-income countries to apply for the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. This is a training and collaborative research opportunity promoting food security and economic growth.
Eligible countries and research priorities
- Algeria – Natural Resource Management, Economics, Climate Change
- Bangladesh – Animal Health & Nutrition, Natural Resource Management
- Burkino Faso – Food Safety, Biotechnology, Processing
- Colombia – Genetics and Breeding
- Costa Rica – Biotechnology, Climate Change
- Egypt – Animal Health
- Ethiopia – Biotechnology, Post-harvest techniques
- Ghana – Poultry Science, Pest Management and Food Nutrition
- Guatemala – Plant Health, Climate Change
- Honduras – Plant Health, Climate Change
- India – Animal Health and Nutrition, Biofuels, Natural Resource Management
- Indonesia – Animal Health, Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding
- Jordan – Natural Resource Management, Animal Health/Biotechnology, Climate Change
- Kazakhstan – Animal Health, Extension/Agricultural Education
- Kenya – Food Safety, postharvest techniques, animal health
- Malawi – food safety, post-harvest techniques, animal health
- Mali – food sefetyt, biotechnology and processing
- Malaysia – post-harvest techniques
- Mexico – Extension/Agricultural education, processing, post-harvest techniques
- Morocco – plant health, water management, climate change
- Mozambique – biotechnology, natural resource management
- Nicaragua – genetics and breeding
- Panama – biotechnology, climate change
- Philippines – biotechnology, pest management, animal breeding and genetics
- Rwanda – food safety, post-harvest techniques, animal health
- Senegal – food safety, biotechnology, processing
- South Africa – biotechnology, genetics and breeding, food safety
- Tanzania – food safety, post-harvest techniques, animal health
- Tunisia – natural resource management, plant health
- Turkey – biotechnology
- Uganda – food safety, post-harvest techniques, animal health
- Ukraine – agricultural economics, production agriculture, veterinary science and food safety
- Vietnam – animal health, biotechnology, food safety
- Zambia – Biotechnology, natural resource management
- Applicants must be citizens of eligible country applying for specific research priorities for their own country.
- Applicants must have completed a Master’s or higher degree and be fluent in English.
- Applicants must be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two years of practical experience.
- Applicants must be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country.
- Applicants must demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship.
Complete application includes – completed application form, 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.
For more information, please visit Apply for Borlaug Fellowship Program.