Graduate Student Research Opportunity: USDA Food for Progress Sustainability Assessment
Application Deadline: 8:00 am Monday, October 29th.
What is included?
- Two weeks conducting research in-country (Guatemala, Benin or Sri Lanka)
- All travel costs (Flights, accommodation, meals and general expenses)
- International travel insurance
- Coordination of ITRAAC travel and security process
- Scholarship of $2000 per student
Who is eligible?
- Second-year graduate student or later (highly experienced first-year students will be considered)
- Strong interest in international and interdisciplinary research
- Commitment to cross-cultural and interdisciplinary experiences and perspectives
- Flexible and creative, able to communicate complex ideas with various groups
What are the expectations/requirements?
- Reporting requirements will vary by project, but you will be required to work with the PI and a team of three consultants to design data collection methods, conduct work in-country, data analysis and report writing
- Create a poster or PowerPoint to present to a group of your choosing upon completion of the project
- Attend a series of workshops and meetings (monthly) to design research protocols, review in country logistics etc.
- Complete tasks assigned at meetings, including literature reviews, follow-up interviews, data analysis and other tasks agreed upon by the team
- Upon return from the field work you will be expected to continue to work with our team on tasks such as report writing, data analysis, etc.
- Participate in project communications efforts such as writing a blog post, or an update for our email newsletter as well as taking photos during your experience