UC Global Food Initiative fellowship opportunities available for students

June 14, 2021


First initiated in 2015 by former UC president Janet Napolitano, the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) is an effort to use the university system’s expertise in research, education, and outreach to improve the food system on UC campuses, throughout the state and nation, and around the world. GFI is addressing topics such as UC student food security, agroecological practices, and resource conservation, as well as encouraging hands-on agricultural education and increasing the amount of locally produced, organic food available to the UC community.

The University of California, Santa Cruz invites applications for a student fellowship opportunity with UC GFI. This fellowship will support the contributions of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to work with campus faculty and staff on core objective areas of Global Food Initiative that our campus co-leads. These topical areas include Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture, Food Access & Security, Food Equity, Experiential Learning, as well as Healthy Campus Network focusing on overall campus wellness. 

Applicants must be matriculated undergraduate or graduate students at UC Santa Cruz for the entire 2021-2022 academic year. Learn more and apply with the application form. Applicants should identify two references that the review committee may contact before finalizing the selected candidates for this year. One reference must be a UCSC faculty or academic advisor and the second can be an internship agency sponsor or work/professional related reference. The deadline to apply is July 27, 2021. Contact Tim Galarneau with questions at tgalarne@ucsc.edu.

Find more information on the UC GFI at https://www.ucop.edu/global-food-initiative/.