Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2013

The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program

Deadline- 3 December 2013

Applications are being accepted for Norman E. Borlaug LeadershipEnhancement in AgricultureProgram (Borlaug LEAP). Topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative – Feed the Future will be covered. The award level is US$20,000 for a maximum of one year. Grantfunds can be used to support a variety of researchneeds including student’s travel to the research site, research support at the CGIAR or US university, and US faculty member travel to the research site to mentor the student in collaboration with a CGIAR scientist.  Funds should not be used to pay tuition or salaries.

Eligibility & Criteria-

  • a citizen of a USAID-assisted country.  Currently they are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship.
  • currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or developing country university.
  • fluent in reading, writing and speaking English (with a TOEFL score 500 or above). Applicants currently enrolled in an English-speaking university are not required to take the TOEFL.

For more information, visit this link

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