The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines. The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship honors Dr. Norman Borlaug whose distinguished career epitomized the qualities of leadership, scholarship, scientific achievement, international cooperation, mentoring and passion.
The fellowship program 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.
Borlaug LEAP is managed by the International Programs Office, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis. The United States Agency for International Development provides funding support for Borlaug LEAP through the US Government's Feed the Future Borlaug 21st Century Leadership Program.