2011-2012 Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Research Awards in USA

2011-2012 Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Research Awards in USA

About IRRI:
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an educational and research institute dedicated to creating a better world for rice farmers and consumers through the scientific discovery of superior rice farming technologies. IRRI’s founding members realized that research without education and training would have little or no impact on rice farmers and consumers. Forty years later, this guiding principle has continued to drive IRRI’s training mission. Integrated training and extension efforts provide a link between science and practice.

The Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) is pleased to announce the start of the competition for the 2011-2012 Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for research awards in the United States.

The goal of the FPASP is to modernize the agriculture and fisheries sectors of the Philippines by developing their human resources base through bilateral educational exchanges between the Philippines and the United States. The objective of the grant is not only to enable the recipient to pursue a particular field of study but to develop leaders in agriculture and fisheries who can contribute to promoting better understanding between the Philippines and United States. Awards are made through open competition based on individual merit without regard to race, color, or creed.

Types of awards:
Under the 2011-2012 program, awards are given to Filipinos from the agriculture and fisheries fields to pursue:
1. non-degree doctoral dissertation research (applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a Philippine University)- grant duration in the US is 6-9 months; and
2. advanced research in the United States- grant duration in the US is 3-6 months.

Successful applicants for the advanced research award in agriculture must have the endorsement of potential departments in American Universities. The award covers international travel (budget/economy), maintenance allowance, professional development allowance, a settling-in allowance, and limited medical insurance for the successful scholar. This fellowship is only for the scholar. Spouses or minor children cannot accompany scholars as dependents.

More information can be obtained from this link

Deadline: Applications for these grants will be received by PAEF until October 8 , 2010.

DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
E-mail: IRRItraining@cgiar.orgThis


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