The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to fellows from developing and middle-income countries. Borlaug fellows are generally scientists, researchers, or policymakers who are in the early or middle stages of their careers. Each fellow works one-on-one with a mentor for 8-12 weeks. The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration. Fellows may also attend professional conferences and events within their field, such as the annual World Food Prize Symposium. Research and training requests may focus on a wide array of agriculture-related topics, including agronomy, veterinary science, nutrition, food safety, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, natural resource management, agricultural biotechnology, agricultural economics, and agricultural policy. ISU-CALS has hosted more than 60 fellows over the past 15 years, resulting in meaningful long-term research collaborations, study abroad programs and exchanges. Read more about past ISU-CALS/Borlaug collaborations here
To express interest or for more information, contact Tammi Martin, CALS Global Programs.