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Doctoral Student Awarded USAID Fellowship to Study in Malawi

Silberg Malawi

Timothy Silberg, doctoral student in the Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS), was selected for a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship Grant through the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program.

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and administered by Purdue University to build the expertise of U.S. food security professionals in support of sustainable food systems.

Silberg will use the fellowship to conduct research in Malawi, in a collaboration with Patrick Okori, Principal Scientist, Groundnut Breeding at ICRISAT/Malawi.

Recently a research paper written by Silberg was named the Best Paper by a Doctoral Student by the 2016 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management.

Department of Community Sustainability

– Photo: By Alvaro1984 18 – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7423909

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