Due Date: March 22, 2019

Applications are open for the AGRA Borel Global Fellowship Program 2019 The College of Farming and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware has actually partnered with AGRA (Alliance for a Green Transformation in Africa) to construct a Master’s degree program to train African trainees in plant breeding, crop defense, soil science, farming economics, microbiology, wildlife management, and entomology and other locations essential to food security in Africa.

Enabled by a generous present from Jim and Marcia Borel, the program offers chances for one to 2 trainees annually to finish a Masters degree at the University of Delaware while performing research study in their house nation in a location of important requirement.

Program Information

Trainees will be advised to begin at the University of Delaware throughout the summertime to adjust and start participation in research study coursework (as much as 3 months in advance of the very first term). Following this, trainees will invest the next 12 to 18 months finishing course work, establishing research study abilities, and starting a research study task to be finished upon go back to their house nation. Trainees will invest 6 to 8 months in their house nation finishing their research study. The professors coach will take a trip to Africa throughout this duration to assist prepare the trainee for their thesis defense.

Financial Backing

Each Borel Global Fellow will get generous financial backing consisting of:

  • A stipend to cover living expenditures while in Delaware (stipends differ by program; present minimum is $18,000/ year)
  • A stipend of $1,125 each month covering to 8 months support for the African “in home” part of the fellowship
  • A complete waiver of tuition for approximately 33 credits (presently valued at ~$53,000)
  • Big salami airline tickets to/from the U.S.A. (economy class)
  • Computer system allowance of approximately $1,000(to be acquired at Delaware)
  • Repayment for the UD application cost ($75)
  • Financial backing and travel allowance for the UD professors coach Trainees are accountable for acquiring their own medical insurance upon arrival to the university


  • Open to African trainees with a BS degree (or comparable) in plant science, agronomy, gardening, farming economics, wildlife ecology, entomology, soil science or microbiology or associated discipline
  • 3-5 years of work experience post-graduation in the farming sector
  • A genuine and verifiable enthusiasm to go back to the house nation and add to farming advancement, increased food security, and/or agribusiness advancement
  • A letter of dedication from an African research study institute, or university promising to offer the fellow with in-kind research study assistance for the African part of their fellowship
  • English language efficiency
  • Appropriate ratings on the GRE and TOEFL examinations
  • Capability to acquire a trainee visa (F-1) and take a trip to the U.S.A. from the house nation
  • Access to the web in the house nation
  • For field research study, access to proper resources for the trainee in Africa will be made by the professors coach.


Prospects that hold a position in a clinical company (e.g. university, nationwide program, global non-profit company, and so on) in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Uganda are being thought about at this time.

A two-stage application procedure is needed for the program. Prior to using to UD’s graduate program, send out the following files straight to AGRA ([email protected]) with the subject line “Borel Global Fellows Program.”

  • Declaration of interest (2-page max)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate records
  • Approximately 3 letters of recommendation from people who can evaluate your scholastic ability and capacity for research study at the graduate level
  • A letter of dedication from an African research study institute, or university promising to offer the fellow with in-kind research study assistance for the African part of their fellowship Following the very first phase assessment by AGRA, prospects will be welcomed to use to the University of Delaware.

For additional information, go to Borel Global Fellowship

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