Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowship for Developing Countries

The U.S department of Agriculture is accepting applications from researchers for the  Borlaug Cocoa Research Fellowships for Developing Countries 2018

2018 Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowship-Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia

The U.S department of Agriculture is accepting applications from researchers for the  Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowship for Developing Countries 2018, Hurry and apply!!!

Type: Fellowship

Value of Award: The Borlaug Global Cocoa Initiative Fellowship offers training opportunities in specific topics focused on cocoa breeding, integrated pest management, and post-harvest management.   The U.S. mentor will later visit the fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration

To Be Taken At (Country): Africa and Middle East, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, East Asia and the Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Western Hemisphere, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago         

Eligible Countries:

  • Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia
  • Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago


Eligibility: To be considered for the Borlaug Fellowship Program, candidates must:

  • Be citizens of an eligible country
  • Be fluent in English
  • Have completed a Master’s or higher degree
  • Be in the early or middle stage of their career, with at least two (but not more than 10) years of practical experience
  • Be employed by a university, government agency or research entity in their home country
  • Demonstrate their intention to continue working in their home country after completing the fellowship



How to Apply: Candidates must apply via the online application system. The following information will be required:

  • Completed application form
  • 2-3 page program proposal and action plan
  • Signed approval from applicant’s home institution
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official copy of transcript for college/university degree(s) received
  • Copy of passport identification page

Application Deadline: 5th November 2017

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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