Borlaug Fellowship Program

The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to Fellows from developing and middle-income countries.

Borlaug Fellows are generally scientists, researchers, or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.  Each Fellow works 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.  Fellows may also attend professional conferences and events within their field, such as the annual World Food Prize Symposium.

The Borlaug Fellowship Program honors Norman E. Borlaug, the American agronomist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate known as the “Father of the Green Revolution.”  Since the program’s inception in 2004, hundreds of Fellows from across the globe have participated in research and training focused on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including: agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural economics, and agricultural policy.  By improving participants' understanding of agricultural science, the program helps foster science-based trade policies that improve international market access for U.S. agricultural products.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Apr 8, 2024
Status: Open

FAS is now accepting FY 2024 proposals for programming world-wide. 

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If you have any questions or need additional information regarding this announcement, please contact Chris Biles and Nicola Sakhleh, Fellowship Programs, Global Programs. 

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