2015 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program

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

The Borlaug Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who is known as the “father of the Green Revolution.” Since
the program’s inception in 2004, approximately 700 fellows from 64 countries have participated in 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.

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.

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

Application Requirements
  • Candidates must apply via the online application system (link below). 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
For more information and application details, Click Here to Visit the United States Department of Agriculture Website

The deadline for application is 31 October 2014.

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