Deadline: 5 June 2020
The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) advances USDA’s agricultural research goals of promoting collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, agricultural professionals of the United States, the international agricultural research system, and United States entities conducting research by providing fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields.
Fellowships promote the expansion of domestic and international markets in eligible countries by educating a new generation of agricultural scientists, increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to increase trade and agricultural economic activity by extending that knowledge to users and intermediaries in the marketplace. The collaborative nature of the training and research programs not only benefits the Fellow, his or her home institution, and partner country; the U.S. host institution, its professors, researchers, and students; and the global agricultural sector by improving agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering nations through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies.
The selected award recipient will collaborate with FAS Global Programs, Fellowship Programs staff members to organize and execute two workshops adjacent to the annual World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue:
- the USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program World Food Prize Event (Event), from approximately 9am – 5pm on Monday, October 12, 2020. This event should stimulate discussion among fellows and mentors regarding collaborative agricultural research, transfer of new science and agricultural technologies to strengthen agricultural practice, reduction of barriers to technology adoption, and/or development of agricultural extension services. It should also provide an opportunity for fellows to build a community of practice to foster improved use of agricultural science worldwide.
- a formal breakfast workshop from approximately 7:30am – 10am for Fellows and their Mentors, featuring a USDA principal. FAS will confirm the date for the Breakfast meeting not later than three weeks in advance. This workshop will provide the opportunity for USDA and other presenters to discuss USDA’s vision for international agricultural education, research, and extension.
- Available Funding for the NOFO: Up to $60,000
- Period of Performance: 6 months
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): July 1, 2020
- Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): December 31, 2020
- U.S. State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326907