Fulbright Alumni Competition "Egypt Food Security Research Project"

The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) is pleased to announce a new Fulbright Alumni Competition. The Egypt Food Security Research Project is a year-long collaborative research project, administered by BFCE and the University of Utah, that aims at fostering scholarly exchange on issues related to food security and water resource management. The selected team consisting of four junior-to-mid career Fulbright Alumni (two Egyptians and two Americans) will be led by an American Principal Investigator (PI) and an Egyptian Consultant who will provide academic leadership to the project. They will assist participants in identifying topics that are relevant to Egypt’s immediate and long-term food production needs, formulating the research hypothesis and methodology, identifying partners and proposing outcomes. In addition, they will co-chair the final conference in Cairo which will be held in May 2020.

Project Goal:

The goal of this research project is to enhance long-term capacity building and improving conditions in the fields of food security and water management in semi-arid climates (similar to Egypt’s climate and the Mountain West climates of the U.S.). All results and recommendations must be applicable to Egypt.

Eligible Fields (Applicant’s academic focus or research area should be related to):

The Egypt Food Security Research Project committee will conduct a merit-based review process and select, from a pool of individual applicants, a total of four junior-to-mid career Fulbright alumni who will engage in collaborative multi-disciplinary research to tackle issues that may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Food Security
Water Supply Shortages
Water Resource Management
Rising Populations and their impact on Food Security
Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
Public Policy – focused research
Public Health Issues related to water and food diseases
Agriculture and Rural Development research
Green House and Protected Agriculture
Seed Production Technology and Plant Breeding
Sustainable Agriculture Production
Food Processing
Food Industry
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
Integrated Crop Management

Project Duration: June 2019 - August 2020

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