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Purdue University - US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program - Graduate Research Grant

Deadline: 4/14/2014

The US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program supports US graduate students conducting research on topics related to the US Government's global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future (FTF). All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the FTF initiative are admissible. Grants support students interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting by supporting the student’s work in-residence at an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. The students are expected to have two mentors: an academic thesis advisor at their home institution and a mentor from the IARC or NARS that is serving as host for the student’s international fieldwork. Students are expected to stay in-residence for the majority of the time (85%) with some time available for short-term absences.


  • Applicants must be a US citizen.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited US graduate program.

Award amount: 

  • Up to $15,000 for 6-month long international research stays.
  • Up to $20,000 for 1-year long international research stays.
  • Up to $40,000 for 2-year long international research stays.


US Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program
Purdue Center for Global Food Security
Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall, Suite 105
203 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette IN 47907
Tel: (765) 494-5441
Fax: (765) 494-9322
Email: borlaugfellows@purdue.edu

URL: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows/

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