Fellowships & Exchanges

FAS invests in the future of developing countries by helping them strengthen their agricultural institutions and regulatory systems, encouraging compliance with international norms and fostering an environment conducive to agricultural growth.

FAS-sponsored fellowship and exchange programs enable international researchers, policymakers, and agricultural specialists to work alongside their U.S. counterparts, acquiring knowledge and skills to help build their countries' agricultural sectors.

Programs

Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Borlaug Fellowship Program

The Borlaug Fellowship Program offers mentoring and training to researchers and policymakers from developing countries to help promote food security and economic growth.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Cochran Fellowship Program

Provides short-term, U.S.-based training opportunities to agricultural professionals from developing and middle-income countries.
Provides fellowships to U.S. citizens to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Embassy Science Fellows Program

Places U.S. Government technical experts at American embassies abroad to provide expertise on issues relating to the environment, science, technology and health.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Faculty Exchange Program

Provides semester-long U.S. training opportunities to university-level agricultural educators from developing countries.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Cooperation Exchange Program

Supports collaboration between teams of scientific and technical experts from the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Cooperation Research Program

Supports joint research, education, and extension projects between U.S. and international agricultural professionals.
Fellowship and Exchange Programs

Scientific Exchanges Program

The Scientific Exchanges Program supports scientific training, collaborative research and mentoring between U.S. scientists and international agricultural professionals.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ghana: FAS Accra Regional Ag Developments

This quarterly publication provides a summary of local and regional developments relevant to U.S. food and agricultural trade covering Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
This coming summer, the Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) in Shenyang will lead its first Cochran team to Alaska and Seattle to explore the breadth and depth of the Pacific Northwest’s fishing....
Data Product

Infographic: Cochran Fellowship Program

Infographic relating some of the highlights from more than 40 years of the Cochran Program.

News and Features

FAS is awarding $300,000 to six U.S. universities – including three minority-serving institutions – for research and educational partnerships focused on climate-smart agriculture in tropical countries.
A new FAS fellowship program provides a path for outstanding students, particularly those from minority groups historically under-represented at USDA, to pursue careers in the Foreign Service.
A number of the Philippines’ top agricultural leaders share a common bond: They are alumni of USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program. They came together during the FAS trade mission in Manila last month to discuss how their fellowships have shaped their careers and the future agriculture in the Phillipines.

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