Successful applications will:
- Focus on a critical constraint affecting rice or wheat production, with an emphasis on breeding
- Demonstrate student’s proven track record of successful study and accomplishments, as well as accomplishments of the supporting professor(s)
- Include an element of experiential learning in a world area other than where applicant’s previous experience has occurred
- Conduct collaborative research at a university or institution with a reputation for quality science and the applicant demonstrate financial management and project control
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Have a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Plant Breeding and Genetics or related area
- Be enrolled or accepted in a Ph.D. rice or wheat breeding program and meet all entrance requirements
- Be advised by a professor at the university where the degree will be awarded
- Be eligible to attend school and/or conduct research work in a foreign country
- Include experiential learning in both developed and developing countries
- Developed countries defined as Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S.
- Developing countries defined as all countries other than Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S.
- For students enrolled in universities in Australia, Canada, Western Europe and the U.S., the collaborating institution’s professor/scientist must be located in a developing country. For students enrolled in universities from all other countries, the collaborating institution’s professor/scientist must be located in Australia, Canada, Western Europe or the U.S. Collaboration with CGIAR center scientists/professors augment the quality of the application but do not fulfill the developed country requirement of the program.
If applicants are currently enrolled for Ph.D. studies, they must have two or more years remaining in their Ph.D. program, in order to be eligible for this fellowship program.