ICGC Global Food Security Fellowships

Applications for the ICGC Global Food Security Fellowships are now being invited. Both master and doctoral students are welcome to apply. He or she will be conducting research in the area of global food security. The winning fellows will be granted up to $30,000 for doctoral students and $10,000 for master students. To apply, entries must be received by February 20, 2017.

Fellowship Description
With the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research and MnDRIVE funding, ICGC will offer fellowships to support graduate student research focused on interdisciplinary approaches to global food security with a particular emphasis on questions of social justice. Fellows will receive financial support and will be invited to participate in ICGC’s interdisciplinary seminars and research groups, including a group to focus specifically on questions of global food security.

Award Value
Successful applicants may expect to receive research funding amounting up to $30,000 for doctoral students and $10,000 for master students.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program focused on the global dimensions of food security.

Place of Study
The research can be taken either in the USA or abroad.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Students enrolled in doctoral and master’s degree programs in the Colleges of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences; Biological Sciences; Liberal Arts; Education and Human Development; or the School of Public Health or Humphrey School of Public Affairs are eligible for awards.
  • ICGC Global Food Security Fellows must be undertaking research (the awards do not support coursework) focused on the global dimensions of food security, conducting projects with either international research or research in the U.S. related to global food security issues. Research making connections to food security issues in Minnesota, or supporting local students conducting food security research, will receive priority consideration, as will projects with an explicit social justice focus.

Applicants’ Nationality
The U.S students are welcome to apply this scholarship.

Application Instruction
The application package must be consisting the materials as follow:

  • Applicant submission of online Notification of Interest Form (includes CV, transcript, and research statement)
  • DGS submission of online Nomination Form
  • Brief letter of support from academic adviser (applicant should request that their adviser send the letter of support to icgc.umn.edu by deadline date). Adviser should confirm that applicant is conducting a relevant research project, at the appropriate stage in their program to undertake the research, and in good standing in their program.

Submission Deadline
February 20, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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