Friday, November 3, 2023

2024 Fellowship: Food Systems

The social, cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions of food systems and transformation at the national level

WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature (EFN) Program invites applications from aspiring and experienced researchers, practitioners, and leaders to pursue graduate-level studies (master’s degree and PhD) geared towards research that cultivates a better understanding of the place-based nature of food systems and transformation. There is substantial evidence at the global scale of the urgent need for food system transformation, but less attention has been paid to how transformations toward more healthy and sustainable food systems might play out at the national level.

The aim of the Food Systems Fellowship is to support outstanding master’s or doctoral students to develop evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food systems at the national level to catalyze the process of generating an improved understanding of the country-specific nature of food systems and transformation. Fellows will also have an opportunity to join the expansive global community of EFN alumni to enable knowledge exchange and collective success.

The fellowship is open to nationals of eligible countries within the WWF-US priority areas: Belize, Brazil, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Dem. Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Congo, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam who already enrolled/are interested in enrolling in a master’s or PhD program. Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year. The amount will vary.

The deadline to submit an application is December 18, 2023 by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time. Applicants should submit their completed proposals via this link. Applicants may apply for up to two years of funding and request up to $30,000 per year. The amount of funding approved will vary. Accepted applicants will be notified by early May 2024. Any questions about the application process or program should be directed to [email protected]