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Bangladesh Scholarship Opportunities (Taken from the website of Michigan State University )

Bangladesh Scholarship Opportunities

There are scholarship opportunities for staff and faculty of some institutions of Bangladesh.The opportunity was announced in the following link:

Interested staff and faculty of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institution (BARI),Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI),Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI),Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU),Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU),University of Dhaka (Department of Fisheries, only) and Khulna University are invited to apply for the scholarship opportunities.








Bangladesh Scholarship Opportunities

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Announcement of Scholarship Opportunities

Under the Borlaug Higher Education forAgricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program

Under its Feed the Future initiative, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program. Implemented by Michigan State University (MSU), the BHEARD program honors the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug. The program will support long-term training of agricultural and food security researchers and policy advisors at the master’s and doctoral levels. This is a major new effort to increase the number of agricultural scientists and policy advisors and strengthen scientific institutions in developing countries.

Bangladesh has been selected as one of nine countries for the third cohort of BHEARD Fellows. The scholarships will support study in the United States or other selected countries, beginning in August 2015. Availability of scholarships is contingent upon sufficient funding from USAID. Training programs will cover up to three years of courses for doctoral students. Course work will be undertaken at a U.S. or regional university, and the student’s research project will be conducted in Bangladesh.

Eligibility is limited to current staff or faculty members from the following institutions:

  • Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institution (BARI)
  • Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)
  • Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)
  • Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU)
  • University of Dhaka (Department of Fisheries, only)
  • Khulna University

  Priority will be given to applicants who desire training in the following subject areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agri-Economics
  • Fisheries
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology (Virology sub-discipline)

The Trainee Selection Committee will review applications and select candidates based on the following criteria:

  1. Current and future role at one of Bangladesh’s agricultural research institutions or universities listed above.
  2. Bangladeshi national residing in Bangladesh.
  3. Strong academic performance at the Bachelor’s level (first or upper second class pass) or Master’s level. Relevant educational background and professional experience.
  4. Strong written and spoken English language skills, as determined by the applicant’s score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS exam.
  5. Under 35 years of age for PhD applicants; an exception may be made for female PhD candidates up to the age of 40.

Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

 Applications and application procedures may be obtained from or by emailing [email protected].

The application deadline is 15 July 2014.


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