The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

Sunday, March 17, 2013


The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) is seeking applications for fellowship grant opportunities for students from sub-Saharan Africa.   

 Applications are requested from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to USAID'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.

Applications must be received by June 14, 2013 to be considered for fellowships beginning September 15, 2013 through September 14, 2014.

For more information on eligibility criteria and to download the application, please visit our website at:

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