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  • International Agricultural Education Fellow in Mexico call for applications

    Learn more about how to apply to be an International Agricultural Education Fellow in Mexico by reading the Call For Applications.

    Application Deadlines for IAEFP MexicoEarly admissions – Feb. 1, 2024Regular admissions – March 20, 2024

    The International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP) promotes agriculture among youth in high schools in Puebla, Mexico. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by the University of Missouri and the educational leader UPAEP in Puebla.

  • The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods has released the 2023 annual donor impact report "Sustainability and self-sufficiency." Read about the visit by His Majesty William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV, King of Busoga, Uganda, to Iowa State University, a new project related to improved amaranth genetics, and many updates to continued projects made possible by donor support. 

  • As of October 1, 2023, Iowa State University is using the GSA rate to determine daily meal per diems and maximum lodging room rates for all travel! 

    Additional information regarding per diem and meals while on travel, along with a link to the GSA rates can be found on the FAQ - Meals page of the Controller’s Website.

    Additional information regarding lodging while on travel, along with a link to the GSA rates can be found on the FAQ - Lodging page of the Controller’s Website.

    If you don’t yet have a T&H Card and need one for travel or to make hospitality purchases, visit our How to Get a T&H Card Webpage for instructions on how to apply.

  • 2024 Transatlantic Research Partnership call for applications is open!

    This program, jointly launched by the French Embassy in the United States and the FACE Foundation, aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research that engages with pressing global challenges. It offers $20,000 grants to support two-year projects led by two outstanding researchers at the beginning of their careers –– one based in the United States, the other in France.  These funds will support transatlantic mobilities of researchers and PhD students, collaborative research activities such as the organization of international workshops or conferences, and joint publications. 

  • 2023 International Farmers Aid Association Group

    On December 11-13, 2023, CALS Office for Global Engagement welcomed six undergraduate students from Brazil to Iowa State University. Our strong partnership with the International Farmers Aid Association (IFAA) made this incredible opportunity possible. Since 1988, we have hosted more than 900 students from Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Bolivia, and Paraguay through this program. This year's visit was particularly special as it marked the first since 2020, after a temporary pause due to COVID.

  • The CALS Study Abroad office is wrapping up another successful year as students prepare to participate in winter break programs to Panama, India, Ghana, and Antarctica offered through our office! During the 2023 year...

  • The Chateaubriand Fellowship program 2024-2025 is now accepting applications until January 19, 2024.

    The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding PhD students registered in a U.S. institution who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and in the United States.

    The Fellowship is divided into two subprograms:

    STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & HealthHSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

    Chateaubriand-2024_2025 Call.pdf

    Requested-doc-guidelines (2024).pdf

    Application Deadline: January 19, 2024.

  • Kosovo interns group_Iowa State University CALS

    By Whitney Baxter

    Three College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent their summer interning in Kosovo, putting into practice the skills they are learning in their classes and enhancing their understanding of other cultures.

    Ashley Hipnar, senior in environmental science, interned with the Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; Natalie Young, senior in global resource systems, interned with the Kosovo Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development; and Jayna Misra, senior in environmental science and global resource systems, interned with Kosovo’s parliament, the Kosovo General Assembly.

  • Does conducting research for an international organization on the weekdays and exploring one of the most ancient cities in the world on the weekends sound interesting to you? GLOBE 497: Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program to Rome takes students to Italy for the summer, where they collaborate with scientists at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to research globally relevant topics.

    The program began in 2009 and focuses on introducing students to global agriculture concepts, such as food insecurity and international food systems. During the spring semester leading up to their time in Rome, students learn about the complexity of those issues and enhance their leadership skills in the GLOBE 495 course.

  • Ask Us Anything: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2025-26

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards give opportunities to U.S. citizens to teach, research and carry out professional projects around the world.  Our next competition for awards in the 2025-26 academic year opens in February 2024.  It's never too early to start planning!   As you consider your options, join our interactive session to learn more how you can prepare for a successful Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application for 2025-26.  Program staff will discuss different opportunities and the application and selection process while we answer your questions.


  • Poster abstracts are now being accepted for the 20th Annual Norman Borlaug Lectureship Poster Competition for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. The competition and display of posters will take place Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, in the Memorial Union at Iowa State University, prior to the Norman Borlaug Lecture featuring 2023 World Food Prize Laureate Heidi Kühn.

    Students are encouraged to submit poster abstracts that describe work in the general area of world issues, which could include food, agriculture, climate, nutrition, economies, technology, and more.

    Winners of the poster competition will be announced immediately following the Borlaug Lecture at 9 p.m. Student presenters are required to be present for the Borlaug Lecture and the awards ceremony.

  • Dr. Mark Gleason, professor in Plant Pathology, Entomology and Microbiology, will present on the Intercambio, Iowa State's only reciprocal student-travel experience that has linked Iowa and Costa Rica for 25 years, with ISU leadership from the PPEM and Horticulture Departments.
    This seminar tells the story of the program's origin, evolution, persistence, and impacts.

    SEPT. 5, 2023: 3:00 PM in 1330 ATRB

    The presentation will also be shared virtually.

    ZOOM MEETING ID: 961 8907 3268PASSWORD: 154045
  • 2023 Feeding the World Seminar Series

    Times: 3:40 – 4:55 PM

    Location: Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall

    Coordinated by David Acker and Curtis Youngs

    DateSpeakerSeptember 7

    The Role of the US Farm Bill in Food Security

    Bill Northey, CEO, Agribusiness Association of Iowa

    September 14

    From Poker to Starting and Growing Food Technology Companies

    Clayton Mooney, Co-Founder and CEO, Clayton Farms

    September 21

    Internships: A Panel of CALS Students 

    Grace Reiss (moderator), Natalie Young, Michael Craighton, and Helena Bridwell

  • The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

    2024-2025 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open. Find out how to get started and view our full list of awards

    Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to consider the following types of awards.

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