USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program in Pakistan
The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge, advancing the transfer of new technology, and encouraging collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity. It offers training and collaborative opportunities to agricultural scientists, faculty and policymakers from Pakistan. Each Fellow works one-on-one with a U.S. mentor who coordinates the Fellow’s training on cotton production including cotton genetics, molecular biology, tissue culture and/or cotton leaf curl virus (CLCuV) disease. After completing the U.S.-based portion of the fellowship, the mentor will likely visit the Fellow’s home institution to continue collaboration.
This visit is contingent upon available funding. These Borlaug Fellowships will provide selected fellows with needed skills and knowledge to contribute to the Pakistan Cotton Productivity Enhancement Program. The 2014 Borlaug Fellowship Program is administered by the USDA’s, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development. The host institutions for these fellowships will be Texas A&M University and/or USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The fellowships are likely to take place anywhere from May-September, 2014.