Applications for the Borel Global Fellows Program 2024 are open. The Borel Global Fellows Program 2024 is an excellent opportunity for students who are looking to advance their academic journey. The program offers up to $25,000 in funding, which can be used to support research, coursework, and other academic endeavors.

Borel Global Fellows Program 2024
Borel Global Fellows Program 2024

Applications for the program are now open, and the deadline for submission is January 15, 2024. If you’re interested in taking part in this prestigious program, now is the time to apply!

Borel Global Fellows Program 2024 (up to $25,000)

Students from Sub-Saharan Africa are given financial support by Iowa State University’s Borel Global Fellows program to pursue graduate studies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Through training scientists at Iowa State University who will become knowledge leaders who live and operate in Sub-Saharan Africa, the program aims to help end food and nutrition insecurity while improving wealth and health for subsistence farmers in the region.


Money for graduate student stipends (or a combination of a partial stipend and research money) is available for up to $25,000 a year per student, for a maximum of 30 months for master’s students and up to 42 months for doctoral students. There is also funding available for the student’s and advisor’s research-related travel to and from Africa.


  • Iowa State University faculty members holding a majority appointment in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible to apply for partial support for graduate students. In order to be eligible for the Borel Global Fellows Program, a student needs to be a citizen of one of the following countries: Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Be accepted into the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate program.
  • Exhibit a desire to work and reside in Sub-Saharan Africa upon graduation from graduate school.
  • Finish most of their graduate work in Africa’s Sub-Saharan region.
  • Make a commitment to finishing your graduate work in order to position yourself to support food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.


A completed application will contain a copy of the student’s objective statement, a CV, and a cover letter from the major faculty. Each year’s deadline is January 15. The major professor’s pledge to support the student’s study in Sub-Saharan Africa. Also to supply the remaining necessary financing (usually tuition, fees, and research costs) will be covered in the cover letter.

Application Deadline

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