2023 Scientific Exchange Program - African Animal Feed and Fertilizer Innovation

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2023 Scientific Exchange Program - African Animal Feed and Fertilizer Innovation: A. Program DescriptionThe Scientific Exchange Program (SEP) leverages the latest developments in cross-cutting agricultural priorities, research, and technologies to educate a new generation of agricultural scientist to promote trade, trade policy, trade capacity building, and food security. The collaborative nature of the SEP leadership training and research programs improves agricultural productivity, systems, and processes in partnering emerging market economies through the transfer of new science and agricultural technologies. USDA may also use the program as a market development tool to assist in opening markets and decreasing or eliminating trade barriers in low to middle income countries, which ultimately increases and creates new trade opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports.SEP focuses on a cohort of fellows who spend up to 12 weeks at the U.S. academic institution (host institution) and work directly with U.S. scientists in their fields. SEP fellow(s) hold a minimum of a Master's-level degree, in the early or middle stage of their career, and represent a university, government agency, or research entity in their home country. Mentors coordinate the training program in the United States. Upon the Fellow's return home, the mentor travels to the Fellows country to follow-up. SEP is administered by USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, Global Programs, Fellowship Programs.Objectives for Track 1For fiscal year 2023, USDA is seeking applications that focus on research related to increase access to high quality animal feed and innovative techniques leading to improved efficiency of fertilizers among African smallholder farmers. The animal feed sector in Africa remains underdeveloped. High quality, available animal feed plays a vital role in improving animal health and welfare, which directly impacts the production of safe products of animal origin and overall food security.Additionally, in a rapidly changing agricultural environment, farmers need to make strategic decisions about their animal feed and improve upon fertilizer production methods to jump start the next generation of fertilizers. Considering this, USDA/FAS is seeking applications thatillustrate how the adoption of improved animal feeding coupled with innovative and efficient fertilizer, nutrient management, and cropping practices will assist in reducing food insecurity.USDA/FAS is seeking applications that focus on training and empowering fellows from low to middle income economies in Africa (as defined by The World Bank). USDA/FAS envisions multiple fellows on each award to participate as a cohesive geographical cohort who will spend up to 12 weeks at the U.S. academic institution (host institution), rather than at individual times, and applicants should prepare their approach accordingly. The cohort may comprise of fellows with a policy governance, and research and technical expertise background. Additionally, the award will provide a platform for fellows of the same cohort to share ideas and foster collaboration to lead to better regional and intraregional coordination on animal feed and fertilizer innovation.USDA/FAS is seeking applications that also advances diversity, leadership and science communication objectives to empower fellows to advocate for sound policy to peers, decision-makers, and the public. The focus, topic, size and nature of each exchange project will be identified by USDA/FAS, in consultation with the staff at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, and the award recipient during the course of the award period. Under the Scientific Exchanges Program, USDA/FAS staff are responsible for identifying countries and topics eligible for exchange project. This includes arranging for fellows to obtain a J-1 visa, related entries in SEVIS, and monitoring impacts of policy to the program implementations.The SEP Program may also include collaboration with and input from relevant stakeholders, such as U.S. regulatory agencies, the Office of the United States Trade Representative and relevant U.S. Embassies. Ideally, fellows and host institutions will share the knowledge gained through these endeavors in their classroom and extension work with their faculty, students, extension officers, constituents, policy makers, and other stakeholders in the international agricultural marketplace; and that they will continue to maintain professional contacts with the Fellows after their departure from the United States.Objectives for Track 2For FY 2023, USDA is seeking applications submissions for supporting fellows and relevant mentors to attend the 2023 World Food Prize. The World Food Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in improving the world food supply, including food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership, and the social sciences.The World Food Prize emphasizes the importance of a nutritious and sustainable food supply for all people. Held each October in conjunction with the presentation of the World Food Prize, the "Borlaug Dialogue," is a three-day symposium that brings together international experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers to address cutting-edge issues in global food security and nutrition. The event, which takes place in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, and regularly attracts participants from more than 50 countries, has been referred to as "the premier conference in the world on global agriculture."USDA/FAS is seeking applications interested in collaborating with FAS Global Programs, Fellowship Programs staff members to manage travel arrangements and workshops adjacent to the annual World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue for approximately 30 fellows and their mentors. Additionally, USDA/FAS envisions the workshops adjacent to the annual World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue to include an all-day workshop for fellows and mentors from approximately 9am – 5pm and a formal breakfast workshop from approximately 7:30am – 10am for fellows and their mentors, featuring a USDA principal. The fellows may comprise of professionals with a policy governance, and research and technical expertise background focused on various topics related to climate smart agriculture. Additionally, attendance at the conference will provide a platform for fellows to share ideas and foster collaboration on research agendas that can have a direct impact on leadership, international trade, food security and economic growth in emerging economies.
Federal Grant Title: 2023 Scientific Exchange Program - African Animal Feed and Fertilizer Innovation
Federal Agency Name: Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS)
Grant Categories: Agriculture
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FAS-10620-0762-10-23-0001
Type of Funding: Other
CFDA Numbers: 10.620
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2023
Posted Date: April 5th, 2023
Creation Date: April 5th, 2023
Archive Date: June 30th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $260,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 5th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
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