The World Food Prize Foundation

World Food Prize Wallace-Carver Fellowship Now Accepting Applications


USDA fellowship provides professional experiences in agricultural communications, science, economics and public policy for outstanding university students

The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2019 Wallace-Carver Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship offers exceptional college and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid eight-to-twelve week fellowships over the summer at leading USDA research centers and agencies 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.

“The Wallace-Carver Fellowship provides unparalleled research opportunities for university students to explore agricultural issues and become the next generation of agricultural leaders and innovators,” Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of the World Food Prize, said. “These outstanding students are some of the most highly qualified and motivated students in America. This program gives them the opportunity to be inspired to pursue careers and future leadership positions in food, agriculture and science.”

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. The fellows participate in a series of high-level briefings, tours, professional development activities, and dinner discussions around Washington DC with key government officials and American thought leaders.

The Wallace-Carver Fellowship was created by the United States Department of Agriculture and the World Food Prize Foundation in 2011. Named for American agriculture leaders Henry A. Wallace and George Washington Carver, the Wallace-Carver Fellowship seeks to inspire and train the next generation of agricultural leaders and scholars for the 21st century.

To be considered for a 2019 fellowship, visit and complete your application by December 15, 2018.

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.

THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE: The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 48 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger.


Press Contact:

Nicole Barreca, Director of Communications and Events

515-245-3735, or by email at

© 2022 The World Food Prize Foundation. All Rights Reserved.