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There are 3 opportunity(s) listed at this time .


Deadline: 10/06/2017
Estimated Program Funding: $0.00
Funding Agency(s): Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, was established on August 1, 1946 to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This program provides U.S. students and alums from all majors with funding to pursue grants (open study/degree, open research/projects, or English teaching assistantships) in countries all over the world.
Who Should Apply:

Must be a U.S. citizen. All majors are eligible, but each country outlines priority and/or restricted fields of study. Open to graduating seniors, bachelor’s and master’s degree holders, and master’s/Ph.D. students. No stated GPA, but 3.5 or higher is helpful. Applicants should emphasize a plan for study/research that is feasible and fits goals and should provide a good rationale for the host country. Language proficiency varies depending on the host country.

Fellowship Benefits:

In some countries, grants may also include:

  • book and research allowances*
  • mid-term enrichment activities
  • full or partial tuition language study programs
  • pre-departure and in-country orientations

*Grantees with projects that require extensive research support, in-country travel, study materials, or equipment should explore additional funding from other sources to supplement the Fulbright funding.

Program Duration:

9-12 months

Number & Amount Available:

Over 1500 awards to U.S. students annually . Different numbers of grants allotted to each host country. Funds most expenses associated with tenure abroad (round-trip transportation, maintenance for the academic year, book and research allowances, health insurance, full or partial tuition (if enrolled at a university), language or orientation courses (where appropriate).

Citizenship Requirements:
STEM Fields Only:
NC State Endorsement Required:
Posted: 06/26/2017

Deadline: 10/27/2017
Estimated Program Funding: $2,000.00
Funding Agency(s): Others

North Carolina State University is engaged in global horticultural research and training programs through a US State Department program. USAID, the US Agency for International Development, funds the Horticulture Innovation Lab, a Feed The Future program focusing on the needs of the poorest of the poor countries in the world. The Horticulture Innovation Innovation Lab has been managed by the University of California Davis since 2009. NC State University, the University of Florida and the University of Hawaii Manoa are partner institutions. 
A unique aspect of the Horticulture Innovation Lab is our Trellis Fund, a program designed to engaged graduate students in research, training and extension programs in developing countries. Fifteen Trellis Fund fellowships are available for 2018 to work with partner institutions in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. These fellowships include: Internet training seminars, two weeks of international travel and 100 hours of collaborative time via email, text messaging, Skype or other appropriate social media. The following materials will introduce interested graduate students to the various dimensions of the Trellis Fund:
Trellis Fund Promotional Video
Trellis Fund fact sheet 
Trellis Fund 2016 report at Horticulture Innovation Lab annual conference
 Photos NC State and other students participating in Trellis fellowship activities in host countries
Trellis Fund will reimburse participating graduate students for the cost of either a new passport or the renewal of an existing passport. You will also be reimbursed for the cost of all relevant visas associated with your Trellis Fund travel. 
Dr. Eduardo Gutierrez, Assistant Professor in our Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, was a 2011 Trellis Fellow prior to joining NC State ... so he knows this program well. I served on the team at USAID Washington that drafted the RFP, Request for Proposal, which led to the creation of the Horticulture Innovation Lab (formerly known as the Horticulture CRSP, Collaborative Research support Program). We are committed to the Trellis Fund ... and would be pleased to meet with any individuals or groups of students to discuss this unique opportunity.
The Trellis Fund is very competitive, but NC State has been awarded several fellowships since its beginning. Applications will be received between 5 September and 27 October ... so please contact us soon if you are interested. 
For more information please view the attached file: trellis-factsheet-2016.pdf
Posted: 08/29/2017

Deadline: 01/15/2018
Estimated Program Funding: $1,500.00
Funding Agency(s): U.S. - Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

Purpose: To enable Ph.D. students in one country (the United States or Israel) to travel to the other country (Israel or the United States) in order to acquire new skills and techniques in their field of study. The exchange will promote collaboration between scientists of both countries and expose the student to the ongoing research in the other county in the area of his/her present and future research.
Posted: 08/21/2017