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

Program Description The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) is currently accepting applications from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative — Feed the Future.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Borlaug LEAP offers …

RAF: U.S. Borlaug Fellowship for Global Food Security

Request for Applications (RFA) Request for Applications This RFA solicits applications to support U.S. students conducting research on topics related to the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative – Feed the Future (FTF). All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. …

USDA seeks proposals for market-based wetland protection systems

  By United States Department of Agriculture February 02, 2016 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the establishment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetland Mitigation Banking Program, made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the program, NRCS will provide $9 million to help states, local governments or other qualified partners develop wetland mitigation banks that restore, create, …

GERMAN UNIVERSITIES NOW ALL FREE OF TUITION FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Universities in Germany are now free of tuition fees for all including international students. Yesterday, Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish their tuition fees, which were already extremely low. German universities had been charging for tuition since 2006. The measure proved unpopular, and German states began dropping them one by one. It is now all gone throughout the …

Kalam-inspired fellowships for environment researchers soon

Abdul Kalam (File Photo) New Delhi, Oct 16: Updated: Friday, October 16, 2015, 18:18 [IST] The Environment Ministry will launch post-doctoral research fellowships in the name of former president late A P J Abdul Kalam to nurture young scientists working in the fields of environment and ecology. “The main focus of the new fellowship programme and also the ongoing National Environmental …

Graduate researcher wins fellowship to design drugs to combat deadly disease

Dana Klug, PhD’18, a researcher in Michael Pollastri’s Laboratory for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University August 31, 2015 by Thea Singer When North­eastern grad­uate stu­dent Dana Kluglearned, in mid-​​July, that she had won a pres­ti­gious pre­doc­toral fel­low­ship from the Amer­ican Chem­ical Society Divi­sion of Med­i­c­inal Chem­istry, she did what researchers in labs around the world do …