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    The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $1.6 Million to support the Center of Excellence for International Engagement and Development (CEIED). This is one of three Centers established when the nineteen 1890 land-grant universities celebrated the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act of 1890, which established the 1890 institutions. 

    While the CEIED will be hosted at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the Center will serve all nineteen (19) 1890 institutions. The UMES Center Administration will work seamlessly with the 1890 Universities Foundation, an Executive Committee comprising representatives of nine universities, and a Governing Board with representatives from each of the nineteen universities. An external Technical Advisory Board will also support the Center.


    The CEIED intends to engender a dynamic, collaborative partnership of the 1890 institutions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The partnership will leverage the collective capacity of the partner institutions and their domestic and international partners to develop and deliver interdisciplinary, multistate, and integrated research, education, and engagement initiatives to help address critical challenges in various areas of the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences (FANRHS). This will include supplying the country with a globally smart and diverse workforce, and supporting critical global development needs through research and extension. The specific objectives of the CEIED are to support the implementation of innovative initiatives and projects that will:  

    1.      Increase the supply of globally trained degree recipients in the FANRHS disciplines by innovatively integrating a study abroad/study at home learning, discovery, and engagement curriculum into the 1890 undergraduate and graduate educational experience;

    2.      Foster and strengthen collaborative and integrative multidisciplinary, multi-institutional, research and extension activities involving 1890 Institutions and international partners that address trans-boundary challenges in the areas of global food and nutritional security; and

    3.      Develop a robust infrastructure that will leverage the collective 1890 human and cyber capital and partnerships to support the growth and delivery of the Center’s international programming.  





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