The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

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The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program: The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP) is a fellowship program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific and leadership potential, have a well coordinated proposal between their home university, a US university mentor, and the CGIAR mentor, and whose research is related to a strong research and support project within the host country.

Emphasis will be placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student’s home country.

Awards will be made three times a year but applications may be received at any time. The focus region for the current Request for Applications (RFA) is sub-Saharan Africa.

An eligible candidate for a Borlaug LEAP grant must be a citizen of a USAID-assisted country

Applicants in the field of animal agriculture may be from any USAID-assisted country.

Applicants in the field of agriculture must be from sub-Saharan Africa.

Deadline: Applications are welcome throughout the year.

For more information and application, visit: The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

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