$3.1 million in fellowships to help train future agricultural leaders

Students yearning to make their mark in agricultural science can apply for fellowships as part of a $3.1 million effort by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to train the next generation of agriculture leaders.
The funding is available through the agency’s Food and Agriculture Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program.
The program is designated for graduate degree programs and postgraduate training of the next generation of policymakers, researchers and educators in the food and agriculture sciences. The program’s intent is to develop intellectual capital in America’s food and agricultural systems.
“In the next few years, we expect to see a significant number of job openings for graduates with degrees in agricultural sciences,” NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy said. “The fellowship program allows us to support the next generation of scientists and innovators who will play an integral part in the future of our food and agricultural systems.”
Applicants should propose training projects to support graduate fellowships in one of the targeted expertise shortage areas: animal production; plant production; forest resources; agricultural educators and communicators; agricultural management and economics; food science, human nutrition and human sciences; sciences for agricultural biosecurity; veterinary sciences; food and agriculture data analytics and tools; and integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.
Applications are due Oct. 11.

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