2020 Borlaug Fellowship Program World Food Prize Event

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) advances USDA’s agricultural research goals of promoting collaborative programs among agricultural professionals of eligible countries, agricultural professionals of the United States, the international agricultural research system, and United States entities conducting research by providing fellowships to individuals from eligible countries who specialize or have experience in agricultural education, research, extension, or other related fields. 

Fellowships promote the expansion of domestic and international markets in eligible countries by educating a new generation of agricultural scientists, increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to increase trade and agricultural economic activity by extending that knowledge to users and intermediaries in the marketplace. The collaborative nature of the training and research programs not only benefits the Fellow, his or her home institution, and partner country; the U.S. host institution, its professors, researchers, and students; and the global agricultural sector by improving agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering nations through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies. As part of the Borlaug Fellowship Program, Fellows will attend the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (Borlaug Dialogue) hosted by the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa during the week of October 11, 2020. 

The selected award recipient will collaborate with FAS Global Programs, Fellowship Programs staff members to organize and execute two workshops adjacent to the annual World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue.

Application Submission Deadline: June 5, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

U.S. State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and universities in the United States

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 5, 2020