Research Fellow Partnership Program for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources (RFPP)

The overall objective  is to enhance the human resource base for research in the fields of agriculture, forestry and natural resource management in international development. RFPP aims at generating development relevant knowledge, training young scientists, and establishing research partnerships. These objectives shall be achieved by supporting doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships as well as by promoting internships. RFPP projects shall be embedded in research partnerships between a CGIAR centre (or equivalent) and a Swiss research institution. RFPP is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and managed by the North-South Centre of the ETH Zurich. The next deadline for proposals is September 30, 2010. More information is available at http://www.rfpp.ethz.ch/

Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a graduate degree fellowship program designed to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show promise as leaders in agriculture and related disciplines.  The fellowship supports engaging a mentor at a CGIAR center and at a U.S. university to enhance the student’s thesis research.  The maximum length of the fellowship is 12 months. The Borlaug LEAP is requesting applications for Fellowship awards of up to US$20,000 on the following topics:

1.  Applications are requested from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to USAID's global hunger and food security initiative.  The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa. All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and food security are admissible.  The due date for applications is October 25, 2010.

2.  Applications are requested for developing country students conducting research in partnership with CRSPs (Collaborative Research Support Programs).  The focus region is global.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and CRSP priorities are admissible.  The due date for applications is November 1, 2010. For more information and the application forms, visit http://leap.ucdavis.edu.