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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 2020 semester. 

Applications for the 2020 Wallace-Carver Fellowship Application Are Closed

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


Applicants must submit all application materials by 11:59 PST on December 30, 2019 to be considered for a 2020 summer fellowship.  
The USDA Wallace-Carver Fellows 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, D.C. 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 2020, you are eligible to apply for both the Borlaug-Ruan International Internship and the Wallace-Carver Fellowship.

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