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May-June 2022

Notice of Funding Opportunity - FY 2022 Scientific Cooperation Research Program

The Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) supports joint research, extension, and education projects – lasting up to two years – between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies. The projects address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. Since 1980, the program has supported hundreds of projects, enhancing the technical skills of agricultural professionals and helping beneficiary countries be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

FY 2022 Scientific Cooperation Research Program.pdf

Spring and Summer 2022 Study Abroad Programs

A total of 64 students will participate in a travel course through the CALS Study Abroad office during May and June. 

Spring 2022 CALS Study Abroad Scholarship AwardsSpring 2022 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship Awards

The CALS Study Abroad office awarded 73 students a total of $75,750 in scholarships for Spring 2022 study abroad programs. Scholarships wouldn't be possible without the support of our generous donors. 

Kara Jeffrey

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Deans Study Abroad Leadership Scholars

Turks and Caicos: Winter Break in the Caribbean with School for Field Studies

"This scholarship means the world to me. I had the chance to study in South Caicos with financial assistance from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I highly recommend studying abroad to anyone, as it helped me grow as a person and make unforgettable memories and friends while studying and exploring my passion for marine conservation and ecology. Iowa State wants its students to be able to travel and study abroad, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences assisted me in making my study abroad experience a success!

The most rewarding experience was gaining hands-on experience while studying marine ecology with marine conservation and biology professionals. I had the chance to form lifelong friendships with students from all over the world that had the same passions as me while exploring the reef and its beauty every day during field exercises. My favorite part of my trip was being in a close-knit community that felt like home while having the ocean and endless wildlife to study as my classroom in South Caicos."

Kara Jeffrey, senior in animal ecology

Alyssa Rosenbaum

Jerry Benning Study Abroad Fund

EARTH Service Leaning on St. John

"The most rewarding part of my experience is seeing the direct positive impact the program I am partaking in has on the local community. I have interacted and engaged with the community, including local schools, to provide fresh produce and educational lessons and help revitalize the ecosystem destroyed by the 2017 hurricanes. Participating in such activities and seeing our impacts first-hand has provided me with priceless skills, knowledge, and experiences that I would not have encountered otherwise.

The scholarship I received was very much appreciated and benefited my learning gratefully. The only reason I would ever consider not partaking in an experience such as The EARTH Program is due to financial reasons. Being blessed with a scholarship pushed me to maximize my collegiate experience to strive for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I could better focus on the program and my learning, as I was provided with this support to guide me."

Alyssa Rosenbaum, senior in horticulture

Courtney Uhlenhake

Shelley Taylor Study Abroad Student Support Fund

University College Dublin

"Throughout my semester in Ireland, I was able to have the opportunity to network with students, staff, and professionals with the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences here at UCD. The most rewarding part of my experience would be observing both my personal and professional growth from the beginning of the semester to now through these encounters. I have gained a huge appreciation for the different cultures and the agricultural practices on the island.

Studying abroad has always been a dream of mine, and because of the Shelley Taylor Study Abroad Student Support Fund, this dream became a reality. Having the opportunity to spend the last several months in Ireland has been life-changing. Without this financial support, this experience would not have been possible."

Courtney Uhlenhake, senior in agricultural business

Jonas and Cris at ISU_Mar 2022Federal University of Santa Maria Faculty Collaborate at Iowa State University

The CALS Global Programs office welcomes Drs. Jonas and Cristiane Arnemann, visiting scholars from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil both working on sabbatical. Dr. Matt O’Neal, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, is hosting Jonas, a professor of entomology at the Federal University of Santa Maria. Since his arrival, Jonas has been working with Dr. O’Neal and Dr. Erin Hodgson, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, to become more familiar with the research, teaching, and extension activities that address insect pest management in soybean and corn production. During their research, Jonas has had the opportunity to learn about the bioassays conducted in the laboratory, the use of genetic markers to detect insecticide-resistant insects, and survey tools for determining the diversity and abundance of pests in crop fields. Jonas is working on an innovative project to explore the RNAi technology on the insecticide resistance soybean aphid with USDA Researcher Dr. Brad Coates and Dr. O’Neal. Jonas also gave a seminar to the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, exploring the Brazilian crop protection systems and one emerging pest in Brazil, named the Soybean Stem Fly.

Dr. Cristiane Arnemann, professor at Polytechnic College at the Federal University of Santa Maria, is hosted by Dr. Sarah Francis, associate professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University. While at Iowa State, Cristiane has had the opportunity to compare and contrast systems and courses utilized by Iowa State compared to her home university while enhancing her English-speaking skills through interactions with faculty, staff, and students. Read More

Global Learning in Agriculture (GLAG): Sharing the Story of Iowa State University in Uganda

The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods conducted a virtual presentation on the ISU-Uganda program as part of the 2022 Global Learning in Agriculture Community (GLAG) Conference on April 13, 2022. The virtual presentation included an overview of the Uganda program, specific impact areas, student involvement, and time for Q&A.

Click here to access a recording of the virtual presentation or short recordings from the associate directors on their specific areas of involvement.

Graduating Student Travel Consultants (STCs)

The CALS Study Abroad Office would like to congratulate all of our graduating Student Travel Consultants! Thanks to our STCs for their dedication to our office and for helping to promote international experiences to students throughout the college.

Jack Hubble

Jack Hubble

  • Major: Agricultural Business and International Agriculture
  • Hometown: Mahomet, Illinois
  • Experience Abroad: UAE (Thanksgiving 2019), Perrotis College in Thessaloniki, Greece (Spring 2020)
  • On-Campus Involvement: Agriculture Management and Marketing Organization- President, FarmHouse Fraternity, Agricultural Business Club Member, Salt Company 
  • Plans after graduation: Jack will be moving to Amarillo, Texas, where he will start a new journey and be working for Bayer CropScience as a Field Sales Rep Trainee selling Crop Protection chemicals.
  • Advice for Students: If you have the opportunity to visit or experience something new, do it. The key to doing these things and getting the most out of the experiences is to come into it with an open mind and not let other people's opinions shape your own. Live it for yourself and take from it what you experience! 
Andrea Schlieckau

Andrea Schlieckau

  • Major: Agricultural Business
  • Hometown: Loganville, Wisconsin
  • Experience Abroad: Perrotis College in Thessaloniki, Greece (Fall 2019)
  • On-Campus involvement: Agricultural Business Club and Block & Bridle
  • Plans after graduation: Andrea will be working as a Regional Sales Representative with FutureOne in Southwest Iowa.
  • Advice for students: Take advantage of the opportunity to travel whenever possible. Life can change unexpectedly, so take those opportunities and make the most of them.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Networking Event

David Acker Uganda Presentaton
Dr. David Acker, Associate Dean, Global Engagement, presents on the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (CSRL) Uganda Program.

Dr. David Acker, Associate Dean, Global Engagement; and Shelley Taylor, Director, CALS Global Programs, hosted a networking event on Thursday, April 14, 2022, geared toward connecting faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in or actively engaged with work in sub-Saharan Africa. The event featured eight presentations from CALS faculty and graduate students currently conducting research and work in sub-Saharan Africa. Following the presentations, attendees connected with others in similar areas of interest.

The program and presentations will be available. Those interested in staying connected to the topic should email Nicole Hurlburt at or Shelley Taylor at

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