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Fulbright - Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program for Advanced Research

The Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program for Advanced Research was established for the purpose of developing technical, scientific, professional, and academic leaders and researchers to improve the Philippines’ capability to modernize the scientific and technological capability of people working in agriculture and fisheries.

    • The selected scholarship grantees will be dedicated to the implementation of their research projects
    • Grants are awarded for a period of four (4) months.
    • These awards cover travel, tuition, stipend, books and professional activities, and health and accident insurance.

The program will fund research in a U.S. institution in the priority fields of the Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Training Institute. These are the following:

    • Post-Harvest Management - Post-harvest Operations, Value Addition, Storage, Processing, Packaging, Grading and Quality Improvement
    • Markets and Marketing - Size of Demand, Quantity, Farm consolidation/Integration Impact Evaluation, Economies of Scale
    • Sustainable Agriculture - Soil and Land Management, Nutrient Management, Use of Fertilizers, Crop & Livestock Integration
    • Plant Genetic Resources - Conservation, Management, Utilization, Improvement, Breeding (Conventional Breeding & Molecular Breeding)
    • Seed Systems and Pathology - Seed health Testing, Seed Treatments
    • Pests and Disease of Crops, Livestock and Fisheries - Resistance/Tolerance: Fall Armyworm, Panama Disease in the Banana Industry Health & African Swine Fever
    • Crop and Livestock Improvement - Genetic Material/Introduction, Improvement, Selection
    • Precision Agriculture - Digital Agriculture, Climate-resilient Agriculture
    • Extension Education - Digital Learning, Social Entrepreneurship, Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture
    • Evaluation/Impact Studies - Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation (RBME) and Policy Studies
    • Aquaculture and Fisheries

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Philippine citizenship
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience
  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed lecturing or research project to be carried out in the United States

Required Documents:

  • Completed online application at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2022/
  • Make sure to Select/Change Award to Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program for Advanced Research Information portion found on the Country Information tab on your online application page.
  • Upload the following documents to the application portal:
    • Academic & Professional Information
      • Curriculum vitae/résumé
      • Letter of institutional support
    • Project Proposal
      • A detailed statement of proposed activity for research at a U.S. Institution
    • Additional Information
      • Scanned copy of NBI Clearance secured not earlier than 6 months prior to application (Country-Specific Materials)
      • Scanned copy of diploma, certified true copy (Supplemental Materials)
      • Three letters of reference  (Forms are found on the online application portal)
    • *Important Notes: 

      A. Individuals holding dual citizenship, are permanent residents and/or are presently studying in the U.S. are not eligible.

      B. Preference is given to those without recent experience in the U.S.  Grants are not for the principal purpose of attending conferences or completing doctoral dissertations. 

    Application period for the 2022-2023 Fulbright - Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Advanced Research is now OPENDeadline for application is on October 29, 2021.