Fellowships in Food Security

U.S. Borlaug Fellow Caitlin Grady

In 1970 Norman E. Borlaug was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world. Today an extraordinary fellowship program dedicated in his name, the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program, offers young leaders the opportunity to follow in Dr. Borlaug’s footsteps.

Based at Purdue University’s Center for Global Food Security, the fellows program offers graduate and doctoral students the opportunity to spend up to two years abroad conducting field research in a developing country with food security challenges. One such leader is Caitlin Grady, a doctoral student at Purdue studying water treatment techniques around the Upper Nile River in East Africa and the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia.

We asked Caitlin more about her experience applying to this competitive program and the benefits of being a fellow.

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