In 2018, the Borel Global Fellows Program was initiated to aid students from Sub-Saharan Africa in pursuing graduate studies at Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Borel Global Fellows Program 2024 (Up To $25,000 Funding)
Its objective is to eliminate food and nutrition insecurity and enhance the well-being of subsistence farmers in the region by educating aspiring scientists at Iowa State University who will become key decision-makers and work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
All full-time faculty members employed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University are eligible to apply for partial funding for graduate students. To be considered for the Borel Global Fellows Program, the student must meet the following criteria:
- They must have been admitted into a graduate program within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
- They must possess citizenship in a country located in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- They must demonstrate a commitment to using their graduate studies as a means to contribute to food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- The majority of their research work during their graduate studies should be conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- They must exhibit an intention to work and reside in Sub-Saharan Africa once they have completed their graduate studies.
The Borel Global Fellows Program offers funding to support graduate student stipends, research funding, and travel expenses related to research in Africa. Each student can receive up to $25,000 per year, which can be used for a stipend or a combination of a stipend and research expenses. The duration of funding is up to 30 months for Master’s students and up to 42 months for PhD students. Also, funding is available for travel expenses for both the student and their advisor to and from Africa for research purposes.
How To Apply For Borel Global Fellows Program 2024
The application should be complete with the following items:
- Submit a cover letter from your major professor
- Include a copy of your CV
- Attach the student’s goal statement
- The deadline for submission is January 15th of each year
- The cover letter should outline the major professor’s commitment to providing funding and support for research in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Email your application to Dr. David Acker, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, using the provided email address on the official website.
For further information on the Borel Global Fellows Program, please visit the official website.
January 15, 2024.
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