College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Host a Borlaug, Cochran or Visiting Scholar

Check out the 2017 NIFA-USDA slide presentation on "Opportunities for Global Engagement Through USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Programs"  NIFA Presentation

BORLAUG:  The Borlaug Fellows Program sponsors faculty and scientist exchange programs in developing countries.  Each Fellow is assigned a mentor who will coordinate the Fellow’s training.  For information on obtaining a visa for a Borlaug Fellow, please see the IPAN page on Visiting Scholars.

COCHRAN: The Cochran Fellowship Program is a training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered through its Foreign Agricultural Service.   Agriculturalists in select foreign countries may apply for the training program, which varies in length from 2 weeks to 1 month.  The training is done in the U.S. by universities, agribusinesses, government agencies or consultants.  In May 2010, UMD trained a class of Cochran Fellows from the Republic of Georgia.

MUSKIE FELLOWS:  Established in 1992, the Muskie program is Eurasia’s preeminent fellowship opportunity, providing for master’s level study in the United States to emerging leaders who foster democratic and economic growth in the former Soviet Union.

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