Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship

Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship

Conducted By : U.S. Department of Agriculture
November 30 2018   Fellowship   Post Graduate, Doctorate (PhD)   India, Global
 About Norman E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship
  • Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program is launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • The program offers training and collaborative research opportunities to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 32 eligible countries.
  • Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research centre or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks.
  • The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue the collaboration.
  • The topics selected for the current cycle for India are:
    • Biotechnology
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Post-Harvest Loss
 Details
  • Nationality: People of 32 eligible Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Candidates must be fluent in English
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate should have a Master’s or higher degree
  • Candidate should be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two years of practical experience
  • Candidate can be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country
 Reward Description

Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Reward:

  • Fellows will work one-on-one with a mentor at a U.S. university, research centre or government agency, usually for 8-12 weeks.
 Application Process

Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Application Process

Interested candidates have to apply for Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program online at the official website before November 2018.

Following things will be required

  • Completed application form
  • 2-3 page program proposal and action plan
  • Signed approval from the applicant's home institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of the transcript for college/university degree(s) received
  • Copy of passport identification page
 Selection Process

Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Selection Process:

  • Those candidates will be selected who demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship.
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of the below mentioned criteria:
    • academic and professional research interests and achievements
    • level of scientific competence
    • aptitude for scientific research
    • leadership potential
    • likelihood of bringing back new ideas to their home institution
    • flexibility and aptitude for success in a cross-cultural environment
  • Consideration will be given to the relevance of the applicant’s research area to the research topics highlighted in the application announcement and to global food security and trade.
 Contact Details
  • Address: U.S. Consulate General,
    C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex,
    Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051, India
  • Phone: +91-22-2672-4000, x4942 / +91-9664 485 337
  • Email: avariBK@state.gov