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Transformative Food Systems Fellowship, University of Michigan

Transformative Food Systems Fellowship

The Transformative Food Systems (TFS) Fellowship at the University of Michigan is rooted in the idea that bold leaders are urgently needed who reflect the communities most affected by intertwined environmental, health and economic food systems crises.

During the two-year fellowship, TFS Fellows study food systems from diverse disciplinary angles and gain critical skills needed to construct truly transformative food systems that are more equitable, health-promoting and ecologically resilient. 

While obtaining a Master’s degree from one of three participating University of Michigan units – the School for Environment and Sustainability, Urban and Regional Planning Program, or the Nutritional Sciences Department in the School of Public Health – TFS Fellows also become part of a unique interdisciplinary learning community with other Fellows from units across campus. Through work with mentors, courses, social events, and a field experience, TFS Fellows engage in systems-thinking and collaboration; put technical and theoretical training into action; sharpen leadership, writing and strategic communication skills; build scholarly and professional networks; and explore diverse career paths.

The deadline is 31 January 2022, with an earlier deadline for applying to a relevant Master’s programme. Read more and see further details of the timeline here.