Research Funding Opportunity – Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) – June 14 Deadline
The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) is seeking applications for fellowship grant opportunities for students from sub-Saharan Africa. The deadline is June 14, 2013.
Applications are requested from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative Feed the Future. The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa.
All topics related to agriculture (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 and cannot exceed US$20,000.
For more information on eligibility criteria and to download the application, please visit the The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) website at: http://leap.ucdavis.edu