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ICGC Global Food Security Summer Fellowship

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Application deadline: CLOSED for 2019 fellowships

ICGC Global Food Security Summer Fellowships

Global food security represents an urgent contemporary global issue in policy and academic arenas, and President Kaler has identified it as a University of Minnesota priority. Questions of food supply, access, and quality, as well as the connections among food and economic, social, environmental, and cultural forces, demonstrate the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach. ICGC will connect fellowship recipients with a broadly interdisciplinary community of faculty and graduate students with interests in the global south and questions of social justice.

With the support of the Office of the Vice President for Research, ICGC will offer summer 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.

Fellowship Term: A summer fellowship will provide the recipient with a $5,000 award to be used toward the costs of research work during the summer of 2019. Three summer fellowships will be awarded in 2019. 

Eligibility: 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.

**Students who already hold ICGC Scholar research fellowships are ineligible for these awards**

Application Process: Applications due on February 18, 2019, will enable students to apply for awards to be used starting in summer 2019.

Applications will consist of the following materials submitted to ICGC (icgc@umn.edu) by 4pm on February 18, 2019, deadline:

(1) Applicant submission of online Notification of Interest Form (includes CV, transcript, and research statement)

(2) Letter of support from academic adviser (applicant should request that their adviser send the letter of support to icgc.umn.edu by deadline date). Letter should address relevance to global food security and significance of student research, student preparation and readiness for research and any other relevant factors.

We anticipate informing applicants of the outcome of their application in late March.