Agricultural Economics Fellow

New for 2021, Farm Foundation is pleased to offer the opportunity for an outstanding early-career agricultural economist to join our team for one year as our first Agricultural Economics Fellow.

About the Fellowship

The Agricultural Economics Fellowship is a new program designed to nurture emerging leaders, and will provide a post-Ph.D. agricultural economist with a unique yearlong opportunity to be mentored and mentor, provide thought leadership through publications and speaking appearances, expand their network, manage high-visibility projects and elevate their stature and reputation in the food and agricultural sectors.

Expectations and Opportunities for the Agricultural Economics Fellow

Program Term and Stipend

The Agricultural Economics Fellowship is a 12-month, part-time engagement from May 2021 through April 2022. The selected Ag Econ Fellow will earn a $35,000 stipend, payable based upon meeting agreed-upon deliverables, as well as a $5,000 allowance for travel, supplies and technology support. All work, with the exception of potential travel, can be completed remotely; relocation is not required.

Who Should Apply

Qualified applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in agricultural economics or a related field and be practicing in the field, either as a faculty member or in another public or private role. We are especially interested in applicants with research interest or experience in sustainable agricultural production and trade.

Application Process

Applications are due April 9, 2021 and can be submitted at the link below. Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or mentor. Applications must include:

Approximately one week following the application deadline, two to three finalists will be identified and invited to interview with Farm Foundation and other experts. The final successful applicant will be expected to begin work with Farm Foundation no later than May 3, 2021.

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