The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems. The program is comprised of two key elements; a Graduate Research Fellowship Grant Program and a Summer Institute on Global Food Security.
The intended objectives of the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program are:
- To help train a new generation of interdisciplinary U.S. scientists with fluency in global food security and the skills to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to apply new innovations and technologies,
- To support the key research themes of the Feed the Future initiative and increase understanding of the links between agricultural production, nutritional status, natural resource conservation, and development,
- To foster cross-cultural understanding and dialog and the kinds of long-term relationships that are developed through on-the-ground collaborative work, and
- To work with international partners to sustain a growing global learning community.
GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS now available
This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits proposals in support of graduate research on topics related to the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future. All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. The application deadline is Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Go to RFA…>>