2017-18 UC Global Food Initiative Fellowships

Application Deadline: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5pm Pacific Time

The overarching goal of the University of California Global Food Initiative is “to harness the resources of the University of California—its research, people, expertise, and tradition of public service—to put the world on a pathway to feed itself in ways that are nutritious and sustainable.” To engage students in this effort, the UC Office of the President created the President’s GFI Student Fellowship Program. The program provides each campus with funding in 2017-18 for four student awards of $4,000 each.

The 2017-18 Fellowships at UC Berkeley are:

Click on the individual fellowship links to see application requirements.


Application must be submitted by Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5pm Pacific Time.
A multidisciplinary committee will review applications, conduct interviews as necessary, and announce decisions by May 26, 2017. The student is expected to work on the campus fellowship project an average of 5 hours per week for the full 2017-18 academic year. Specific scheduling will be arranged with agreement of fellowship recipient and supervisor.

Systemwide activities for the GFI Fellowship program will begin with an orientation on June 26, 2017 at UC Santa Barbara. Systemwide activities and funded by the UC Global Food Initiative above and beyond the fellowship award, and will also include leadership retreats, a spring field trip, and a closing symposium and poster presentation to be held in conjunction with the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) in June/July 2018. Additional activities may include quarterly conference calls, attendance at meetings of GFI leadership and participation in GFI-related activities in support of the initiative. Please note, absent exceptional circumstances, that all GFI Student Fellows and Ambassadors are expected to attend the systemwide events.

Direct any questions to BFI Program Manager Rosalie Z. Fanshel at foodinstitute@berkeley.edu.

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