Borlaug LEAP was designed with input from Dr. Borlaug and was greatly influenced by his experiences at both US universities and further work at CIMMYT. He felt strongly that mentoring by a US university faculty member and a CGIAR scientist offered differing perspectives that have a positive impact on a person’s career. Thus, the one-year fellowship program supports engaging a mentor at a US university and a CGIAR center.
Each Borlaug LEAP Fellowship must include a US mentor AND a CGIAR mentor. The mentors may or may not be the student’s academic advisors but they should play an active role in the student’s thesis work. The mentors, academic advisors and the student must work in coordination to strengthen the research.
Mentoring is not the same as advising. A mentor is much, much more. Find out what is expected of a Borlaug LEAP mentor. Learn more.