10 Nutrition Fellowships for All Career Levels

Nov 02, 2021

If you are interested in working in the field of nutrition, dietetics, or food security, have a look at these fellowships! They are for all career levels and take place in many locations in the United States and abroad. If one sounds like a great fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

APHIS Foreign Service Agriculture Fellowship

The AFSFP Agriculture Fellowship seeks outstanding individuals interested in contributing to the health and safety of U.S. agriculture through international engagement. The fellowship provides educational and professional support and a unique pathway to a rewarding career as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Foreign Service. You must be seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at Tuskegee University’s College of Agriculture, Environment & Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) OR be currently enrolled in a CAENS Ph.D. program.

Bloomberg Fellows Program

John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is inviting individuals to work towards a fully-funded MPH or DrPH degree in the fields of Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity, and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence. The Bloomberg Fellows must apply with the organizations for which they work and may study as full-time or part-time students. Upon completion of the academic program, fellows will work for their organization for one year. Check the website for application deadlines as the process is different for the MPH program and the DrPH program.

Food Corps

Food Corps members teach children about food and nutrition in the classroom by developing and teaching lesson plans to grades ranging from kindergarten through high school, integrating activities into subjects such as math, science, and history, working with teachers and school administrators to increase food and nutrition education in curricula, and more. You will be placed with one service site for your year-long term. FoodCorps service sites operate under 12-15 host sites, each located in a different state. Fellows receive a $17,500 living allowance, a $5,730 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, health insurance, and other benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.

Gandhi Research Foundation Fellowship

Applications are invited by the Gandhi Research Foundation (GRF), Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India, for a Residential Research Fellowship Program. This initiative is open to scholars, activists, social workers, and public figures for the purpose of conducting intensive applied research (for 3-6 months, extendable) to underscore the relevance of Gandhian solutions for tackling contemporary problems and crises. The fellows will focus on one, or at the most two, of the thrust areas, which are: rural regeneration, economic sustainability, skill development, employment creation, and the promotion of health and nutrition, or alternatively, on a Gandhian topic of contemporary relevance. Freeboard & lodging are provided along with a monthly stipend (Rs. 15000 – 30000) depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

HBNU Fogarty Global Health Training Program

The Fogarty Global Health Training Program offers opportunities in global health research training for pre-and post-doctoral candidates from the U.S. and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), sponsored by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program supports specific areas of interest in HIV/AIDS, non-communicable diseases, mental health, maternal and child health, and nutrition. The fellowship is 12 months in length and has location assignments throughout Africa and Asia. The fellowship includes a stipend, health insurance, roundtrip travel, and other benefits.

Healthline & Feeding America Stronger Scholarship

The Healthline & Feeding America Stronger Scholarship is dedicated to the advancement of food security and access to nutrition, either through research, raising awareness, community building, or increasing access. The program will award four students (two undergraduate, two graduate) with a $5,000 scholarship each. Applicants must be U.S. residents with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate involvement in the advancement of nutrition and/or food security and access to nutrition, either through research, raising awareness, or community building. Nutrition can include but is not limited to food security, access to nutrition, food justice, and equity, agriculture, and eating disorders.

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies, and multilateral organizations. Host organizations in the past have included Concern Worldwide, the UN World Food Program, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, and many more. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development, and women’s empowerment. CHC provides each fellow a financial package designed to support living expenses (placement location-specific), and help offset the costs of housing, relocation, and acquisition of public market health insurance.

Nutrition Support Pharmacy Fellowship

The Nutrition Support Pharmacy Fellowship is a one to two-year clinical fellowship specializing in adult nutrition support services and nutrition-focused research for Pharm.D graduates.  The fellow is an active member of the multidisciplinary nutrition and metabolic support service with over 150 years of practice experience at EUH, providing both inpatient and outpatient nutrition support services.  The subsequent year is based on research-based performance, interest, and funding.    

The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme

The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme is a funded opportunity for academics to reside in Cambridge, UK as they do research into building a sustainable economy. The Programme aims to foster new transdisciplinary thinking on sustainability in a large variety of fields, leading to practical insights, tools, and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organizations alongside important advances in fundamental knowledge. There are specific opportunities open in specialized fields listed on their website. Click here for more info.

U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grant

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting. All topics that relate to food security (e.g., agriculture, nutrition, ecological resources, poverty) and are linked to the research strategies of the Feed the Future initiative are admissible. The grants have a maximum value of $15-$40,000 for 6-month to 2-year long international research stays. Currently on hold due to funding.

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