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Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture

Objectives:

The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing up to 12 weeks of scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to entry- to mid-career- agricultural research scientists and policymakers from developing and middle income countries. Training venues include U.S. land-grant universities, USDA or other U.S. government agency research facilities, not-for-profit institutions, and international agricultural research centers. Upon their return home, participants will be able to apply this knowledge in their own research programs and teaching, as well as share their experiences with colleagues at their own institutions and throughout their home countries. The program fosters collaboration and networking between scientists in the developing world and the United States. Launched in 2004, the program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of State, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Funding obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 09 $1,647,615; FY 10 est $1,340,181; FY 11 est $2,000,000

Uses and Use Restrictions:

To promote food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Not Applicable.

Types of Assistance:

Direct Payments for Specified Use

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

$25,000 per fellow.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Assistance is phased according to the requirements of individual projects. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Agreements are entered into with selected institutions.

Applicant Eligibility:

The Borlaug Fellowship Program solicits proposals from U.S. land grant universities, USDA or other U.S. government agency research facilities, not-for-profit institutions, and international agricultural research centers.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Technical assistance and research collaboration provided through these agreements benefit foreign governments and related agricultural institutions in their countries.

Award Procedure:

All proposals are evaluated by technical specialists, which rate the qualifications of applicants and merits of the proposals.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Ali Abdi, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Indpendence Avenue, S.W., Room 3224-South Building, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: ali.abdi@fas.usda.gov Phone: (202) 690-0880.

Website Address:

http://www.fas.usda.gov/icd/borlaug/Borlaug.asp

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