USDA selects candidates based on their academic and professional research interests and achievements, level of scientific competence, aptitude for scientific research, leadership potential, a likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution, and flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment.
Competitively selected fellows will work one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who will coordinate the training program. After completion of the 10-12 week fellowship, the mentor will visit the fellow’s home institution to continue the collaboration.
The Borlaug Fellowship Program provides opportunities for short-term research projects to improve
- agricultural productivity.
- economic development.
- food security.
Also it offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers
- 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 (but not more than 10) 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.
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