+++ Funding opportunities for scientists of developing countries - Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships Print
Written by Dr. Damaris Foping   
Sunday, 06 January 2013 04:16

Africa 1Deadline: January 15

Funding Source: USDA

Academic Year: Annual

Host Country: USA


This scholarship is recurrent; please make sure you visit their pointingfingerleftwebsite for updated information. Note that some scholarships are launched annually for a predetermined number of years - so before start preparing your application, make sure you have updated information.


Parce que cette bourse est annuelle ; il est hautement recommandé de visiter leur site pour les dernières infos.

Type of Scholarship

~ Fully funded




 Global Research Alliance Borlaug Fellowships under the auspices of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program.


Fellows will be selected from eight developing countries that are members of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 3 months on climate change mitigation research. The mentor will later travel to the fellow’s home country for up to 10 days to continue collaboration.

Eligible  Countries 

 Eligible Countries and Targeted Research Areas (several developing countries)

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

Applicants are 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. Consideration is also given to the relevance of the applicant’s research area to the research topics highlighted in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.





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

Click here to access the online application system (external 3rd party site)

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