Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships 2018

US Dept of Agriculture
Last date: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Costa Rica

Detailed Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its 2018 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships in order to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers.

Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research.


  • Provide early-to-midcareer agricultural research scientists, faculty, and policymakers with individual training opportunities in resilient agricultural research 
  • Provide practical experience and exposure to new perspectives and/or technologies that can be applied in their home institutions 
  • Foster increased collaboration and networking to improve agricultural productivity and trade 
  • Facilitate the transfer of new scientific and agricultural technologies to strengthen agricultural practices 
  • Address obstacles to the adoption of technology such as ineffectual policies and regulations

Targeted Research Areas

  • Developing Tools for Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration Assessments 
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Crop Production Systems 
  • Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity in Livestock Production Systems 
  • Developing Databases and Strategies for Synthesis, Integration and Decision Support to Manage Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Systems

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Borlaug Fellowship Program, candidates must:

  • 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

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via

Eligible Countries:

Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

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