2023 Fellowship: Food is Local
The social, cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions of food system transformation at the national level
EFN invites applications from the current and next generation of researchers and practitioners to pursue graduate-level studies (master’s and PhDs) geared towards research that cultivates a better understanding of the place-based nature of food system 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. This includes an understanding of the social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions of such a transformation in different countries and contexts.
The aim of the fellowship is to support individuals to develop evidence-based, innovative, and interdisciplinary research on food system transformation at the national level to build a better understanding of the country specific actions that need to be taken to transform food systems to improve human health and foster environmental sustainability. This research will catalyze the process of generating an improved understanding of the country-specific nature of food system transformation with a focus on the strategies that will support national and global efforts to create a more sustainable food future.
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 has been extended to February 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM 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 will vary. Accepted applicants will be notified by early May 2023. Any questions about the application process or program should be directed to [email protected]
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