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 take part in ground-breaking field and laboratory-based research, analyze agriculture and economic policy; and assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programs.
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 2019 semester. 

2019 Wallace-Carver Fellowship Application Deadline:
Saturday, December 22, 2018

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

To apply:

  1. Complete the online application form: 
    2019 Wallace Carver Application

  2. Submit an updated resume and unofficial school transcript* online: 
    2019 Wallace Carver Application Materials Submission

    *Applicants who are currently in their freshman year of college should submit their high school transcript
Applicants must submit all application materials by 11:59 PST on December 22, 2018 to be considered for a 2019 summer fellowship.  
The USDA Wallace-Carver program offers full time, paid, eight to twelve week summer fellowships at USDA research centers and agencies 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 Keegan Kautzky, Director of Global Programs & Partnerships at:
Keegan Kautzky
(515) 343-7162

Note: If you are an incoming freshman in college Fall 2019, you are eligible to apply for either 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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