A Newsletter from Global Agriculture Programs, College of Agriculture, Iowa State University

July - August, 2010

International Travel and Travel Warnings
Iowa State University recognizes that travel outside of the U.S. is often an integral part of the work of the faculty, staff and graduate students of the University.  Judgment regarding risks associated with international travel is left to each traveler.  However, Iowa State University advises that before traveling outside of the U.S., each traveler should consult the U.S. Department of State's International Travel information at Departments should inform all individuals performing duties on behalf of the University (i.e., employees, volunteers, interns, students, etc.) that they are under no obligation to undertake any international travel that conflicts with U.S. Department of State advice.  Additional University policies apply to undergraduate travel (  Undergraduate travel to international locations under State Department warnings or alerts is strongly discouraged and is not allowed except in unusual circumstances.

Foreign Travel Grants
Applications for Foreign Travel Grants for Fall and Spring Semesters are due in the CALS Dean's office September 10, 2010.  (No late applications will be received without the approval of the CALS Professional Development Committee Chair.)  The applications will be forwarded to the College committee on September 17 and are due in the Faculty Senate office on October 1, 2010, for review by the Faculty Senate Committee on Recognition and Development.
Applications should be submitted for travel dates between August 16, 2010 and May 13, 2011.
Future deadlines are as follows:

Travel Starting Date Due Date CALS Due Date
17 January 2011 - 15 August 2011 21 January 2011 4 January 2011
16 May 2011 - 16 January 2012 1 April 2011 11 March 2011

Forms and more information at

Recent Agreements
The ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has recently signed agreements with the following institutions:

  Country Institution
Syria International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Turkey Artvin Coruh University

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals is offering a new opportunity for specialists in the STEM fields to teach or teach and conduct research in the Russian Federation for academic year 2011-12. Award #1329 in Science and Innovation will give scholars in the fields of agriculture, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, mathematics, medical sciences, physics, and public health, among others, the opportunity to carry out these activities at leading Russian universities and research institutes, including one of fourteen newly created federal research institutions. 

The application deadline for 2011-12 is August 2, 2010. For general information about application requirements and staff contacts, visit the CIES Web site at

John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Program
Named in honor of one of the pilots killed September 11, 2001 and of former Congressman Bereuter, the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program (FTF) provides voluntary technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, and agribusinesses in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. The program relies on the expertise of volunteers from U.S. farms, land grant universities, cooperatives, private agribusinesses, and nonprofit farm organizations to respond to the local needs of host-country farmers and organizations. Volunteers, recruited from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, generally are not overseas development professionals, but rather individuals who have domestic careers, farms, and agribusinesses, or are retirees who want to participate in development efforts.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit
July 2 - September 30, 2010 Argentina Maria Isabel Delgado ABE
Ramesh Kanwar
July 10 - August 28, 2010 China Zhongwen Fu
Yibing He
Jeff Wolt
August 25 - December 31, 2010 Kazakhstan Nurgul Ramazanova GAP
Denise Bjelland

Where Are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling???

Global Update, a newsletter to keep Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and staff informed of international activities and initiatives, is prepared bi-monthly. To subscribe, send your name, e-mail address and the message "Global Update subscribe" to  To unsubscribe, send "Global Update unsubscribe."

Australia Austria Mexico Germany Greece Ghana France Spain U.S. Japan Chile India Panama China Costa Rica Peru Ireland Denmark Australia Austria Mexico Germany Greece Ghana France Spain U.S. Japan Chile India Panama China Costa Rica Peru Ireland

Global Ag Programs
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Iowa State University
104 Curtiss Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1050 USA
Phone: 515-294-8454; FAX: 515-294-9477

David Acker, Director-GAP/Associate Dean, 294-8454
Eduarda Becerra, Program Coordinator - Visitor Programs, 294-3972
Denise Bjelland, Associate Director-GAP, Admin/Fiscal, 294-2883
Jodi Cornell, Program Coordinator, Ag Study Abroad, 294-1851
Sue Finestead, Support Staff, 294-8454
Difei Shen , Program Coordinator, Ag Study Abroad, 294-8447
Shelley Taylor,Assistant Director-GAP/Director-Ag Study Abroad, 294-5393



Australia Austria Mexico Germany Greece Ghana France Spain U.S. Japan Chile India Panama China Costa Rica Peru Ireland Denmark Australia Austria Mexico Germany Greece Ghana France Spain U.S. Japan Chile India Panama China Costa Rica Peru Ireland


Back to Top of Page

Return to Newsletter Main Page

Back to GAP Home Page