Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellowship Application
The application period is now open until March 1, 2022. Apply here.
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI) Thomas Wyatt Turner Fellowship will support graduate students to become next-generation leaders in inclusive and sustainable agricultural development through a robust 1-year mentorship program and technical training at Cornell University.
The Fellowship seeks to increase the number students who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, Southeast Asian, and/or those that identify as first-generation college students, LGBTQQ+ identified students, women, veterans, and/or students with disabilities engaging in research and capacity development activities in related fields of inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.
With principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at its core, the Fellowship program will support students from historically underrepresented backgrounds while developing culturally responsive research mentors at participating universities.
We will build equitable and mutually beneficial relationships with 1890 institutions, to work together on the most pressing issues of our time. Together we aim to expand human capital and technical expertise in inclusive and sustainable agricultural development — from plant sciences and nutrition to gender and climate resilience and beyond.
- Be a current master’s or doctoral student
- Be currently enrolled at a university within the 1890 land-grant system (includes Alabama A&M University, Alcorn State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Langston University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A&T State University, Prairie View A&M University, South Carolina State University, Southern University System, Tennessee State University, Tuskegee University, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Virginia State University, West Virginia State University)
- Students can be domestic or international, however, international students must be enrolled at an eligible university (linked above). Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and international students from USAID Feed the Future target countries.
- Students can apply from any discipline, so long as it relates in a substantive way to inclusive and sustainable agricultural development — from plant sciences and nutrition to resilience and climate resilience and beyond. Not sure if your discipline is a good fit? Contact us using the form below!
- International research focus is not necessary, but is a bonus.