Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship for International Agriculture

Dr. Norman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is the University of Minnesota's most distinguished alumnus. To honor the great lifetime achievements of Dr. Borlaug and his continuing efforts to inspire young scientists in agriculture and humanitarian causes, the Department of Plant Pathology is establishing the Norman E. Borlaug Graduate Fellowship in International Agriculture at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Brian J. Steffenson, Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, gave $1,000 to the University of Minnesota Foundation as an initial gift towards the establishment of the Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship for International Agriculture. Additional gifts will be solicited to bring this fund up to the level of at least $25,000 where the endowment will be eligible for matching.

This gift will establish the Norman E. Borlaug Graduate Fellowship for International Agriculture, an endowment fund that will provide financial support for graduate fellowships in the Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. When fully endowed, the fellowship will provide a generous stipend (equal to that of university graduate fellowships) to attract the best applicants from around the world to the Department of Plant Pathology. Graduate fellows will conduct part of their research and/or outreach and educational activities in an underdeveloped country and obtain their degree from the Department. Other gifts may be contributed to the fund by the donors, or by others, at any time.