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Fellowship opportunities with Borlaug LEAP for African students

The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) is seeking applications for fellowship grant opportunities for Master’s and PhD students from sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline is December 2, 2014 for fellowships starting April 1, 2015 to March 31st, 2016.

Applications are requested from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative — FEED THE FUTURE.  The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa. All topics related to agriculture (and related disciplines, as defined by Title XII) and the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible.

The Borlaug LEAP fellowship program supports engaging a mentor at a US University and at a CGIAR center 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. Funds are available for one-year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016) and cannot exceed US$20,000.

For more information on eligibility criteria and to download the application, please visit: BorlaugLEAP.org

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