Carolina Global Food Program is now accepting applications

The Carolina Global Food Program, an initiative within the Global Research Institute, is announcing its fifth annual competitive scholarship program for the summer of 2020.

In the program a select number of Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholars will be awarded up to $5,000 each to support food related summer research projects. Each awardee will explore a food topic relating to food or agriculture, broadly conceived. The topic may have an academic or policy focus or an emphasis on public service. As such, projects can be archivally based or involve field work or engagement experiences. Preference will be given to projects that are responsive to the goals of the university initiative “Food for All” ( and the long-term advancement of food studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The awardees must be rising junior or senior undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Application requirements:

  • A current resumé
  • A statement of intent, which should also reveal the applicant’s writing ability (1,000 word limit)
  • A detailed budget
  • Listing of other scholarship or award funding
  • A reference from a UNC faculty member willing to serve as a mentor throughout the project

End of award period expectations:

  • A body of work demonstrating the knowledge gained during the summer research.
  • The scholar may be required to share a presentation in a group setting.
  • The scholar may be asked to serve in the screening process for future applicants.
  • The scholar must acknowledge the scholarship in any presentation, paper or award relevant to their research.

Application Screening Committee:

  • Peter Coclanis, Director, Global Research Institute
  • James Ferguson, Director, Carolina Global Food Program
  • Samantha Buckner Terhune, Associate Director, Carolina Global Food Program


Award timeline:

Application deadline – March 13, 2020

Interviews – March 31, 2020 – April 2, 2020

Finalist notification – April 3, 2020

Acceptance Deadline – April 10, 2020


Please email for further information.