Awards of US$500 thousand for International Agricultural Education Fellowship Programme of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides opportunities to U.S. citizens to assist developing countries in establishing school-based agricultural education programs. Proposals should include classroom instruction, field demonstrations, entrepreneurship projects, and leadership development. The proposed project has to be supported by the host country’s government, agriculture community, and local authorities. USDA expects to make to awards of US$500 thousand each. Proposals can be submitted until 15 July 2020.
Global - Developing countries
Only: • a domestic private voluntary organization, • a domestic nonprofit agricultural organization or cooperative, • a domestic nongovernmental organization, or • any other domestic private entity are eligible to submit an application. Under announcement number USDA-FAS-10619-0700-10-20-0002 this same program is being advertised for U.S. Colleges and Universities to apply.
Candidates will have to apply online through the provided link. USDA anticipates issuing up to two awards to improve developing countries ability in meeting their food and fiber needs as well as strengthen trade linkages between the United States and selected countries. Each award is expected to support up to nine (9) fellows. Programs for fellows are expected to last 8-9 months in concurrence with the host country’s academic year. After selection, recipients will be expected to identify fellows, proposing selections to USDA for final concurrence. Although each fellow should be assigned a specific country and site, USDA envisions fellows will participate as a cohesive cohort, rather than at individual times, and applicants should prepare their approach accordingly. Award recipients will be required to work with relevant FAS Posts, as well as appropriate U.S. Embassy personnel, on all programmatic issues including providing periodic updates on program implementation.