Michigan State University is the implementing institution for the Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, a USAID-funded initiative to train agricultural researchers from Feed the Future countries.
We are pleased to invite your institution to review the attached candidates from Bangladesh. All of these are currently employed at research institutions in Bangladesh, and are seeking admission to doctoral programs in the U.S. starting in Fall 2015.
The BHEARD program will pay for all of their doctoral program expenses including the following:
- Tuition, fees, living expenses, insurance, air fare, etc. at the U.S. university (please see Proposal Guidelines for further details)
- A pre-dissertation trip home to Bangladesh for the student to design his/her doctoral research project
- Research seed grant and post-degree reintegration grant
All doctoral research projects will be conducted in Bangladesh. The U.S. academic advisor of the student will receive funding for a trip to Bangladesh during the student’s field work, to provide guidance as needed, and to establish professional relationships with the student’s home research institution.
A list of candidates’ names and fields of study can be found here: BHEARD Bangladesh 2015 (Annex A). Full dossiers for each of these students are available on GoogleDrive, the link for which can be found in the guidelines. Student applications can be opened by using 20fifteen_Schol@rs.
All candidates have taken the GRE and IELTS tests; scores obtained to date are listed in Annex B of the Proposal Guidelines. Please note that USAID requires full, regular, admission for these students. No funding is available for English training in the U.S.
The deadline for receipt of all submissions is February 22, 2015.