Newswise — Washington D.C. — The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is looking for highly motivated graduate students for a paid, part-time fellowship that provides the opportunity to directly participate in advancing food safety or nutritional sciences.
- As the fellowship is a means to expand experiences while not adversely impacting progress towards completion of a Master’s or Doctoral degree, this opportunity is intentionally a part-time offering.
- This fellowship may run between 6 weeks and 12 weeks and may occur anytime between May 15 and September 30.
IAFNS is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization. As part of our educational mission, IAFNS offers and freely shares many events and webinars with students.
Summer Research Opportunity Fellowship
IAFNS is committed to ensuring that the opportunity to apply to this fellowship is open to a diverse pool of qualified applicants – not exclusive of those typically underrepresented in nutrition, toxicology, chemistry, food microbiology, risk assessment and other science fields, such as women, ethnic and racial minorities, low-income households, or from non-traditional backgrounds. Learn more.
This is a unique opportunity to work with scientists in government, industry and academia as a paid apprentice to learn more about how multi-sector science collaborations have impact. Students are asked to meet the challenges of the food and beverage ecosystem by leading a specific project, some examples of which appear below:
- Clarifying the types and food sources of various dietary lipids as well as addressing confusion about their associations with human health for healthcare professionals. Deliverables from the Fellowship may include a White Paper with an accompanying Infographic or brief Video for healthcare practitioners.
- Framework for assessing suitability of recycled resins for use in food contact material. Deliverables from this Fellowship may include a White Paper with an accompanying Infographic or a brief Video.
The position is offered as a remote role. While the candidate will complete the fellowship in a remote setting, the candidate must agree to remain in compliance with social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidance from federal, state and local officials.
To be eligible for the Summer Opportunity Research Fellowship, a candidate must:
Currently be a Graduate student. Unfortunately, students who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree but are not in Graduate school are ineligible.
How to Apply
To be eligible for the Summer Opportunity Research Fellowship, you must:
Currently be a Graduate student. Preferably, the student will be completing research in a lab specializing in dietary lipid research or food packaging research. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer this position to students who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree but are not in Graduate school.
Please submit the following information to [email protected]:
- Cover Letter that includes contact details for your advisor and available date ranges for the fellowship.
- 2-page Statement of Interest, including specific interest in one of the two project areas outlined, description of thesis research, career goals and how the fellowship would support career goals. Please refer to iafns.org for a full description of our science programs.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2022.
The fellowships are being organized by the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences, a 501(c)(3) science-focused nonprofit uniquely positioned to mobilize industry, government and academia to drive, fund and lead actionable research. IAFNS elevates food safety and nutrition sciences to advance public health. The organization was founded on the belief that collaboration and the inclusion of diverse perspectives is crucial to credible science that benefits the entire food and beverage ecosystem. IAFNS has over forty scientific projects and programs all focused on delivering science that matters. Learn more at iafns.org.
IAFNS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.