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The goal of the HLPAE is to improve the
participation of Hispanics in developing, implementing, and assessing
programs related to food, agriculture, the conservation of natural
resources, human health and nutrition and related topics that are
offered by a wide array of organizations and institutions across the
country. The approach for achieving this goal is through graduate
fellowships for under represented populations for graduate studies and
research that are complemented by leadership development experiences.
Central to the HLPAE is the research element. The research must be at
the core of the respective discipline of study, yet somehow have linked
with a Hispanic community. The research must address key contemporary
issues related to the quality of life of rural and urban residents in
areas that are highly populated by Hispanics. Such research should help
understand prevailing policy and suggest alternative policies to enable
agencies to develop and deliver relevant programs for this increasing
population. The research element is complemented by a set of leadership
development activities that are intended to better prepare the fellows
to undertake leadership in their professional roles to insure that
programs and budgets are appropriate and adequate for this population.
The programs of study are closely monitored and numerous opportunities
for the fellows to interact with potential employers are provided.