Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program was created in 2009 as part of the company’s commitment to increasing crop yields – and doing so sustainably. Administered by Texas AgriLife Research, an agency of the Texas A&M University System, the program is named for Dr. Henry Beachell and Dr. Norman Borlaug, whose lifelong work laid the foundation for the tremendous increases in rice and wheat production that continue to help feed the world today.
The program’s goal is to develop highly educated wheat and rice plant breeders who can serve as future agricultural leaders. Program elements include a full package of support, including stipends, tuition, fees, health insurance and travel expenses; research project support; and funds for the collaborating institution and professor. The program is open to students worldwide who are seeking a Ph.D. in rice or wheat plant breeding.
More overview information can be found here.
Goals of the program can be found here.
A list if the 2010 awardees is here.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2011.