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Borlaug LEAP

Date posted: 06/06/2014

Award: The award level is US$20,000 for a maximum of one year.

Field: Agriculture

Eligibility: a citizen of a USAID-assisted country. Currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university

Contact Information:

Phone: 530-304-6963
Fax: 530-754-7160
Address: Borlaug LEAP (2754) CA & ED International Programs Environmental Horticulture Bldg #1103 University of California - Davis Davis, CA 95616
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Additional information:

An eligible candidate for a Borlaug LEAP fellowship must be a citizen of a USAID-assisted country. Currently we are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship. currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university. Candidates must maintain student status for the duration of the fellowship. fluent in reading, writing and speaking English (with a TOEFL score 500 or above). Applicants currently enrolled in an English-speaking university are not required to take the TOEFL. In addition, eligible candidates will have completed at least one year of graduate level course work in the graduate program the applicant is currently enrolled in with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. a thesis-topic related to agricultural development and related fields. Title XII legislation broadly defines agriculture as: "...the science and practice of activity related to food, feed, and fiber production, processing, marketing, distribution, utilization, and trade, and also includes family and consumer sciences, nutrition, food science and engineering, agricultural economics and other social sciences, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, floriculture, veterinary medicine, and other environmental and natural resources sciences." Successful candidates must: agree to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years following graduation. remain enrolled as an MS or PhD student and have student status at their university for the duration of their fellowship. See Conditions of Training for more information

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