Step 1: Fellowship Announcement
All announcements are posted on
the Borlaug Fellowship Program Website.
Applicants generally have 30 days to
submit complete applications.*
Step 2: Prospective Fellows Apply
Applicants must use the application
provided on the Borlaug Fellowship
Step 3: Application Review
A panel comprised of Borlaug
Fellowship Program staff, USDA
in-country posts, and subject matter
specialists review all completed
Panel recommends candidates for
Step 4: Interviews
Recommended candidates are
interviewed by one or more Borlaug
Fellowship Program specialists.
Interviews are conducted in person,
by telephone, or by video conference.
Step 5: Selections
Selected candidates receive a letter
of acceptance from a Borlaug Fellowship
Program manager. They will also provide the selected
candidate with anticipated program
timeline and program staff
Candidates not selected for the
fellowship will also receive a letter of
Step 6: Preparing for the Fellowship
The host institution (university,
research institution, government entity)
will contact the selected candidate to
discuss travel arrangements,* housing,
stipend, and assigned mentor.
note, the application periods vary amongst
countries and program category; therefore,
announcements may be shorter or longer than
passport must be valid for at least 6 months
from the date you enter the U.S.