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Apply for Fulbright scholars grants by Aug. 1

From March to August 1, U.S. faculty and professionals are invited to apply for Fulbright scholar grants at www.cies.org. Complimentary subscriptions for “The Global Citizen,” the Fulbright Scholar Program’s new, monthly e-newsletter are available at the same website.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 286,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. For more information, visit http://fulbright.state.gov/.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants in more than 125 countries around the world. For the Academic Year 2010-2011, Fulbright lists 29 lecturing, research or combined lecturing/research awards in agriculture. Even better, faculty and professionals in agriculture also can apply for one of the 144 “All Discipline” awards open to all fields.

What does Fulbright offer in Agriculture? Here are a few of the awards for 2010-2011:

  • Hungary: Award #0272 – Agricultural production, environmental management, animal science
  • Mozambique: Award #0084 – Agriculture and agricultural lab sciences
  • Philippines: Award #0171 – Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization and its various subfields, including fruit and vegetable production, horticulture, plant breeding/genetics, dairy science, pest control/entomology, and animal nutrition; agriculture engineering and its various subfields, including forest engineering, handling/processing/storage of agriculturep roducts, irrigation and drainage systems engineering, post-harvest technology, soil and water engineering, agricultural waste management, food engineering/process control; agricultural economics and its various subfields, including agribusiness, agricultural policy, farm management.

The application deadline is August 1, 2009. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements, detailed award descriptions and an application, visit   www.cies.org or send a request for materials to scholars@cies.iie.org.

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