Applications are invitedf from sub-Saharan African students for the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) fellowships. Applications must be received by 14th June 2013 to be considered for fellowships beginning September 15th, 2013 to September 14th, 2014.
Borlaug LEAP offers fellowships to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines, conducting research on topics related to the US Government's global hunger and food security initiative - Feed the Future.
The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship supports engaging a mentor at a United States (US) University and at a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system centre to support and enhance the thesis research and mentoring experience. Awards are made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific and leadership potential, have a well coordinated proposal between their home university, a US university mentor, and the CGIAR mentor, and whose research is related to a strong research and support project within the host country. Emphasis is placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student's home country.