About the ProgramThe Borlaug Fellowship Program was started during 2004 by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the honor of Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate popularly known as the "father of the Green Revolution." The fellowship is mainly awarded to the researchers working in the field of agriculture including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural economics, and agricultural policy. The main aim of the fellowship is to create and improve the knowledge and understanding of agricultural science of the participant researcher. The program helps to encourage policies of science-based trade for the advancement of U.S. agricultural products in the international market.
About Borlaug Fellowship-2020The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program 2020. Under this program researchers and mid-career scientist and policymakers from eligible developing countries and middle-income countries will get the training and collaborative research opportunities. The ratio of fellows and mentors will remain one-on-one. They will work at a U.S. based university, research centre, or government agency. To continue the research collaboration the U.S. mentor will visit the fellow's home institution within six months of the fellowship completion period. Fellows may also get an opportunity to attend professional symposium such as the annual World Food Prize Symposia and related events.
EligibilityAn applicant must possess following eligibility criteria for consideration for the Borlaug Fellowship Program:
Note: Applicant's research area should match to the research topics mentioned in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.
Application ProcedureThe application form for the fellowship program is to be submitted online by the applicant via the online application system. The following details are to be provided in the online application form:
Note: To get reference letter and approved list of projects applicants must contact the Foreign Service Post in their native country.
For more information, visit the Borlaug Fellowship Program.
Important dateThe last date for application submission is February 18, 2020.
Phone: (202) 690-1940