Collage of CALS faculty around the world.
From designing travel courses to expand our undergraduates' horizons to mentoring foreign students and faculty at home in Virginia, opportunities for expanding the research, education, and extension activities of CALS faculty abound.
  • BHEARD
    • BHEARD’s goal is to increase the number of agricultural scientists and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries. This program will support long-term training of agricultural researchers at the master's and doctoral levels and will link scientific and higher education communities in Feed the Future countries and the United States.  Initial countries include Ghana, Uganda, Mali, Mozambique, and Bangladesh.
  • Borlaug LEAP
    • Borlaug LEAP provides fellowship grant opportunities for students from sub-Saharan Africa conducting research on topics related to the US government's global hunger and food security initiative Feed the Future. Faculty can mentor fellowship recipients.
  • Cochran Fellowship
    • The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service supports agricultural professionals from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies for 2-3 week trainings to U.S. institutions.  These programs are designed to more specifically address specific mutual trade interests in agriculture between the U.S. and the participating foreign professionals.  Eligible countries and topics are announced annually by the USDA.
  • Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship
    • The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service supports early and mid-career professionals from developing and middle-income countries working in agricultural research or policy for 8-12 weeks.  These one-on-one mentorships in U.S. institutions emphasize collaborative research development and fostering of science-based trade policies in agriculture.
  • Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program and Foreign Student Program
    • The U.S. State Department’s reciprocal programs for foreign students and scholars to work with U.S. institutions in a variety of short and long term programs.  Applications are sought by country or regional selection processes and the vast majority of countries have eligibility.