Applications sought for global food security research grants

August 14, 2014  

Applications are being accepted for U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grants. Deadline is Nov, 10.

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit.

U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. A list of previous recipients is here.

Applications are available at the program website. Questions may be sent to

The grants are managed by Purdue's Center for Global Food Security, which has awarded 81 grants totaling more than $1,521,000 since 2012. Fellows have come from 56 different universities and have completed research in food security topics in more than 64 different countries.

The Borlaug program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has a goal is to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems.

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