USDA Announces 2020 Awardees of 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program
ARS Office of Communications
July 23, 2020
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2020—The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced its 2020 awardees of the Agriculture Research Service's 1890 Faculty Research Sabbatical Program. The program, established in 2015 to honor the 125th anniversary of 1890 Land-Grant Universities, gives opportunities for tenure- and research-track faculty at historically black land-grant universities to collaborate with ARS laboratories across the nation.
"This is an excellent opportunity to enhance research partnerships with the 1890 land-grant universities," said ARS Administrator Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young. "I believe that ARS scientists benefit from working with talented partners who can enhance their research programs and bring diverse perspectives to address challenges in the nation's agricultural system."
The 2020 awardees are:
- Dr. Judith Boateng from Alabama A&M University, who will collaborate with Dr. Brian Bennett at the ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, Calif.
- Dr. Gamal Eden Abdelrahim from Alabama A&M University, who will collaborate with Dr. Byeng Ryel Min at the ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory in Bushland, Texas.
- Dr. Alberta Aryee from Delaware State University, who will collaborate with Dr. John C. Beaulieu at the ARS Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans, La.
- Dr. Gokhan Hacisalihoglu from Florida A&M University, who will collaborate with Dr. Paul Armstrong at the ARS Center for Grain and Agricultural Health Research in Manhattan, Kan.
- Dr. Shobha Sriharan of Virginia State University, who will collaborate with Dr. Chenghai Yang at the ARS Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center in College Station, Texas.
- Dr. Simon Zebelo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, who will collaborate with Dr. Aijun Zhang at the ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Md.
- Dr. Maheteme Gebremedhin of Kentucky State University, who will collaborate with Dr. Karamat Sistani at the ARS Food Animal Environmental Systems Research Unit in Bowling Green, Ky.
- Dr. Stephan Wildeus of Virginia State University, who will collaborate with Drs. Tom Murphy and Brad A. Freking at the ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb.
The six to 12-month research sabbatical program funds up to $125,000 to awardees to cover supplies, equipment and other related costs, while the summer research sabbatical program funds awardees up to $75,000. Those interested in applying for the 2021 program should email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website for more information.