International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program


The program aims to develop globally minded United States agriculturists with experience living abroad; help meet the food and fiber needs of the domestic population of eligible countries; and strengthen and enhance trade linkages between eligible countries and the United States agricultural industry.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Section 3307, Public Law 115-334, 7 U.S.C. 3295
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State Cooperative Institutions, Colleges and Universities, Private voluntary organizations, Nonprofit agricultural organizations or cooperatives, Nongovernmental organizations, or other private entities, which are registered, headquartered, and based in the United States. n.b. Individual Notices of Funding Opportunity may be made available to a subset of these organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals), Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals, Other public institution/organization, Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans), Quasipublic nonprofit institution/organization
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications should be submitted via
Award Procedure
USDA/FAS will convene a review panel, which may include both federal and non-federal reviewers, to review eligible applications. The reviewers will ensure that the applicant is capable of delivering the programs/activities as described in the announcement based on the applicant's project narrative and assign a score and provide summary comments. The review panel will make a recommendation list to the selecting official (generally, the Senior Director for Fellowship Programs), who is not a member of the panel. The selecting official may select applications out of rank order in consideration of strategic program priorities, such as geographical distribution, incorporation of minority-serving institutions, or congressional directive. Selection determinations are final and cannot be appealed. Prior to selection, the agency may contact the highest-ranking applicants to seek clarification and to negotiate technical and programmatic aspects of the application. If an application includes a subaward, FAS may request to speak with all parties included in the application to ensure sufficient planning and coordination has taken place prior to making an award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. Successful applicants will be notified of the status of their application/award by email. This notification is not authorization to proceed, and such notification should be construed as provisional.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants will be evaluated on the extent and quality to which they demonstrate that they have the capabilities, staff, resources, and equipment to successfully perform the project. Scoring will also be based on the level of detail and how clearly the applicant's capacities to address these factors are outlined in the proposal. Selection factors will be described in individual NOFOs, but generally include Safety and Security, Technical Expertise and Experience, Overall Program Plan, Cost Effectiveness, and Quality of Submission.
How may assistance be used?
Stipends for and support of the expenses incurred by participating fellows (i.e. travel and subsistence), related materials and supplies, reasonable host institution fees, and necessary costs of program implementation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The initial period of performance is three years; extensions may be available under certain circumstances.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Nicola Sakhleh
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: 2027204228
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 22$1,000,000.00; FY 23 est $999,999.00; FY 24 est $1,000,000.00; FY 21$0.00; FY 20$999,862.00; FY 19$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Individual awards are approximately $500,000, to support a cohort of fellows for placement in identified beneficiary countries.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 $0
Fiscal Year 2022 Two awards supported placement of fellows in Guatemala for one academic year


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