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Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) National Program







2018 E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program

2018 Application Closed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO), Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program (HSINP) E. Kika De La Garza Fellowship Program offers faculty and staff from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) the opportunity to work collaboratively with USDA to gain insight and understanding of the Federal Government. Through the fellowship, participants learn about opportunities that are available with USDA and other Federal Agencies for their respective institutions and their students. Applicants must be faculty or staff at a Hispanic-Serving Institution or Hispanic-Serving School District to qualify.

Fellowships Types:

Education Fellowship and High School Education Fellowship:
Education Fellowships are for faculty and staff at HSIs. High School Fellowships are for Secondary Education superintendents, principals, agricultural and/or district level teachers working for a Hispanic-Serving School District. Participants attend a two-week program in Washington, DC.

Science Fellowship:
Science Fellowships are for science faculty at HSIs. Science fellows collaborate with leading scientists from USDA. Participants attend a one-week mandatory orientation in Washington, DC, in addition to collaborating with a USDA Research Center within the country for two weeks.

Important Dates:

2018 Fellowships are awarded:
May 2018

2018 Fellowship - Travel to Washington,DC:
June 16/17, 2018

2018 Fellowship - Education and High School Fellowships:
June 18 - June 29, 2018

2018 Fellowship - Science Fellowship:
June 18 – July 6, 2018

2019 Fellowship Application Cycle Begins:
Fall 2018

For questions contact Dan Wueste, Fellowship Program Manager, at 202-720-6506 or via email: