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Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship in Agricultural Science and Technology

Applications for the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship. This fellowship award is fully supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Eligible candidates should be the citizens of developing countries. Fellows are expected to participate in a short-term research in the U.S. This Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship provides a fully -funded for the entire period of the research. To apply, entries must be received no later than 15 November 2015.

Scholarship Description
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is applications for the 2016 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, which enables scientists, researchers and policy makers from eligible developing countries to undertake short-term research in the U.S. Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.

Award Value
This is fully -funded fellowship award. All of the related expenses will be covered.

Level and Area of Studies
Short-term research in Agricultural Science and Technology.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must be citizens of an eligible developing country (see the Official Website for eligible countries), who are fluent in English and who have completed a Masters or higher degree. They should be either early or mid-career academia or professionals, with at least 2 years of practical experience. They should be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country, who are committed to continue working in their home country after completion of fellowship.
  • Applicants will be 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizens of developing countries are invited to apply.

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Application Instruction
Please see the detail instruction at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
15 November 2015.

Website and Application Link

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