Congratulations to Alex Greenspan!
-The Borlaug Fellowship is from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and offers US-based graduate students in agricultural fields funding to pursue research in developing countries. There’s more information about it here: http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows/
-Current fellows are listed here: http://purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows/Fellows/index.php
-I will be using the funding to spend 9 months in India surveying the nitrogen-fixing bacterial symbionts of chickpea, to characterize the bacteria at the whole-genome level, and for determine better practices for optimizing nitrogen fixation in Indian chickpea production.