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Strengthening the Scientific Workforce

We prepare today’s scientific workforce to address the food and agriculture challenges of tomorrow.

Pioneering science is only possible with a diverse, creative scientific workforce. Our scientific workforce programs provide unique research opportunities, support young faculty and inspire the next generation of scientists.
We prepare today’s scientific workforce to address the food and agriculture challenges of tomorrow.

Pioneering science is only possible with a diverse, creative scientific workforce. Our scientific workforce programs provide unique research opportunities, support young faculty and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Program Contact

Dr. LaKisha Odom
lodom@foundationfar.org

Development Contact

Shannyn Smith
smith@foundationfar.org

Our scientific workforce programs fill gaps in research, and prepare scientists for a range of potential career paths.

FFAR Fellows Program

The FFAR Fellows Program provides graduate students with professional development, research training and mentorship to advance their careers.

FFAR-OCP Disruptive Fertilizer Technology Fellows Program

This competitive fellowship aims to spur and foster disruptive innovation in the next generation of fertilizer research and development through a research challenge, whereby emerging young scientists in agriculture research can enhance their efforts in fertilizer efficiency research and technology development.

Kirchner Fellowship

The Kirchner Fellowship trains university students each year to evaluate agriculture business investments and gives them discretion over investment decisions for companies solving critical food and agriculture challenges.

National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences

The NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences recognizes a mid-career scientist making an extraordinary contribution to food and agriculture research.

Nature-Based Future Challenges

Nature-based solutions leverage the functions of nature to provide solutions to climate change.

New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award

The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award provides early investment to launch young faculty into successful scientific careers.

Tribal Agriculture Fellowship

The Tribal Agriculture Fellowship supports Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students pursuing technical, undergraduate and graduate degrees in agriculture and helps preserve and promote the legacy of agriculture in tribal communities.

Veterinary Student Research Fellowship

The Vet Fellows is a summer fellowship for veterinary students to pursue research on global food security and sustainable animal production.

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