The World Food Prize Foundation

Applying for the USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship

The prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship offers exceptional college and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading USDA research centers and offices across the United States. Fellows will analyze agriculture and economic policy; assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programs; and take part in ground-breaking field and laboratory-based research.
ELIGIBILITY:  You must have previously participated in a World Food Prize Youth Program, be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident, and a registered full time college student (undergraduate or graduate) in the fall 2018 semester. Students remain eligible to apply for the fellowship as long as they meet eligibility requirements. 

The 2018 Wallace-Carver Fellowship Application Deadline (Extended):
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 11:59 pm

Wallace-Carver Fellows during the Leadership Symposium Week in Washington DC.

To apply:

  1. Complete the online application form: 
    2018 Wallace Carver Application

  2. Submit an updated resume and unofficial school transcript* online: 
    Wallace Carver Application Materials Submission

    *Applicants who are currently in their freshman year of college should submit their high school transcript
Applicants should submit all application materials by December 3rd, 2017 to be considered for the 2018 summer fellowships.  
The USDA Wallace-Carver program offers full time, paid, eight to twelve week summer fellowships at USDA research centers across the United States. The fellowship includes a unique opportunity to participate in a high-level week-long Leadership Symposium hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington DC. Symposium travel, accommodations, and meals are provided by USDA. 
Fellows are responsible for organizing and funding their own transportation to/from the placement location, as well as local lodging, meals and daily transportation throughout the fellowship. 
For questions or more information, please contact Libby Crimmings or Keegan Kautzky, Directors of National Education Programs at:
Libby Crimmings
(515) 245-3706
Keegan Kautzky
(515) 343-7162

Note: If you are an incoming freshman in college Fall 2018, you are eligible to apply for the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship or the Wallace Carver Fellowship. Please strongly consider your preference, as you may only apply for one program. 

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