July-August 2008

CGIAR Announces Fellowship Opportunity
CGIAR is now accepting applications for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships available to women agricultural scientists from: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

The AWARD program offers specially tailored 2-year career development fellowships, available at three levels: post-Bachelors, post- Masters and post-Ph.D.

The deadline for all applications is July 18, 2008.

You may also contact AWARDFellows@cgiar.org to request a copy of the application forms.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities for US faculty and professionals. Grantees are provided with opportunities to
collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

The program will award grants ranging from 2-6 weeks and will make use of serial grants (more than one visit).

Please visit the Specialist web page https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-specialist-program for information regarding the program (i.e. eligibility requirements, the review process, review dates, program activities, eligible fields of study). The 'Overview' and 'FAQs' sections will assist in determining whether your interests fit the program.

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

Country Institution
Finland MTT Agrifood Research
Vietnam Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science
Institute of Agricultural Genetics

120 Students Taking CALS Classes Abroad this Summer
There are 120 students studying abroad through College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Programs. These students are going to 11 countries including China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, India, Panama, Peru, Spain, South Korea, The Netherlands, and Uganda.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
November, 2007 - August, 2008

 Brazil (National Institute for Research in the Amazon)

Rosalee Coelho Netto

Plant Pathology
Mark Gleason
Forrest Nutter
June 9 – August 15  France Chloe Poitral Horticulture/Agronomy
Kathleen Delate
July 1 – September 30  Egypt (Assiut University) Mohammed Sabreen Food Science
Aubrey Mendonca
July 5 – August 31, 2009  Kenya James Aketch Seed Science
Jeff Wolt
July 8 – October 15  Brazil (Universidade Federal Da Grande Dourados) Marcio Zaccaron Seed Science
Gary Munkvold
July 13 - 23  Armenia 12 farmers Economics
Ron Prescott
July 21 – September 15  Iraq (Borlaug Fellow) Raad Salih
Ibrahim Razzaq
ABE
Ramesh Kanwar
August 25 – July 8, 2011  Uganda Gerald Sebuwufu Agronomy
Mark Westgate

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, Ag Admin, Italy, Greece, FAO meetings; American Farm School
  • Robert Anex, ABE, Austria, provide instruction for BRT intensive program
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Italy, invited presentation/lectures
  • William Beavis, Agronomy, Mexico, participate in international conference
  • Carl Bern, ABE, Greece, invited presentation at international conference
  • Denise Bjelland, GAP, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Bryony Bonning, Entomology, England, invited presentation at international conference
  • Anna Butters-Johnson, Animal Science, Ireland, participate in international conference
  • Miguel Carriquiry, CARD, Brazil, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joel Coats, Entomology, Australia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Colletti, Ag Admin, Italy, project collaboration
  • Rick Cruse, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Philip Dixon, Statistics, Scotland, invited presentation at international conference
  • Mary Emery, Sociology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Steven Fales, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Ecuador, participate in international conference
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Ecuador, participate in international conference
  • Steven Freeman, ABE, Taiwan, project collaboration
  • Paul Gallagher, Economics, Turkey, invited presentation at international conference
  • Aaron Gassmann, Entomology, South Africa, invited presentation at international conference
  • David Grewell, ABE, Germany, project collaboration, teach classes, attend conference
  • Maynard Hogberg, Animal Science, Canada. participate in international conference
  • Robert Horton, Agronomy, China, research
  • Helen Jensen, Economics, Ghana, research
  • Larry Johnson, CCUR, Austria, participate in international conference, teach IP class
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, The Netherlands, participate in international conference
  • Hannah Lewis, Sociology, Mexico, research
  • Peng Liu, Statistics, China, participate in international conference
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Kenya, visit local universities
  • Antonio Mallarino, Agronomy, Argentina, Uruguay, participate in international conferences; project collaboration
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Czech Republic, invited presentation at international conference
  • Wyatt Miller, Plant Pathology, Turkey, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ken Moore, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Daniel Nettleton, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Daniel Nordman, Statistics, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Michael Quist, NREM, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, The Netherlands, participate in international conference
  • Jim Rouse, Agronomy, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Yongzhao Shao, Statistics, China, participate in international conference
  • Peter Sherman, Statistics, Israel, invited presentation at international conference
  • Josanne Six, Ag Admin, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Shelley Taylor, GAP, Italy, student travel course site visit
  • Simla Tokgoz, CARD, Belgium, participate in international conference
  • Christopher Tuggle, Animal Science, England, invited presentation/lectures
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, France, project collaboration

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