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Funding Opportunity: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Borlaug Fellowship Program

Summary of Award Opportunity:

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is seeking U.S. State Cooperative Institutions or other colleges and universities, including minority serving institutions (MSIs), to host English-speaking agricultural scientists from low and middle-income countries under the Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program).  Each Fellow has been competitively selected based on research priorities, academic and professional accomplishments, commitment to Borlaug Fellowship Program goals, and leadership qualities.  Each Fellow’s proposal and research plan is included at the end of the attached Notice of Funding Opportunity.  USDA recommends that the program begin during the Fall of 2018; however, priority should be given to a time that is appropriate for the Fellow’s proposed research topic. The program’s duration should be 12 weeks unless otherwise indicated. Each Fellow has a specific research topic, and more information can be found in this document: The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program).

Issued By:  Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building & Development, Trade & Scientific Exchanges Division, Scientific Exchanges Branch

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number and Title:  10.777 Norman E. Borlaug International Science and Technology Fellowship Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity Title:  Borlaug Fellowship Program – Asia and Latin America

Application submission deadline:  June 18, 2018

Applications will be processed through the ezFedGrants portal at https://grants.fms.usda.gov.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for this portal. Applicants that are unable to access the ezFedGrants portal should contact the program manager for alternative submission instructions.  Note that if selected, registration is a requirement of performance. 

Direct inquiries about this opportunity to:

Branch: USDA/FAS/OCBD/TSED Scientific Exchanges Branch
Program Manager: Sarah W. Librea
Email Address: BorlaugProposals@fas.usda.gov
Telephone: (202) 720-2018

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