Latest Opportunities

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Fellows Program

The Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) is a Direct Hire Authority Program that includes an 11-week Fellowship project for current students at the rising senior undergraduate or graduate school level. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship program, along with degree conferral, participants may be directly appointed without competition to full time, permanent positions.

The application deadline is January 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the application period may close before the deadline if a sufficient number of applications are received. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply early to ensure consideration.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply please see U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Directorate Fellows Program PDF.


Bayer Crop Science/University of Minnesota Multifunctional Agriculture and Food System Initiative Graduate Student Fellowships 2021

The Bayer Crop Science/University of Minnesota Multifunctional Agriculture Initiative is seeking applications for graduate student fellowships sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. The program will provide funding for four premier-level Graduate Research Assistantships, each for a period of three years, in any of the research priority areas listed below. In addition to tuition, fees, research funding, and stipend, this program provides a unique opportunity for the Fellows to discuss their research ideas and progress, and learn about career opportunities in industry with Bayer employees from different parts of the company. The fellows will interact with Bayer at in-person events in St. Louis and on the University of Minnesota Campus, as well as through personal mentoring by Bayer scientists. In addition, the Fellows will collaborate on a cohort project that provides the opportunity to participate in dialogue on important issues facing today’s food and agriculture system and the opportunity to encourage development of the “soft skills” needed to be an effective member of a research and development team.

We are seeking fellowship applicants for placement at the University of Minnesota in the Departments of:

  • Food Science and Nutrition (https//

Nominations from each graduate program should be sent to Lynne Medgaarden, by Wednesday, January 4, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

For more information please see Call for Research Proposals and Graduate Student Nominations