Rockey FFAR Fellows
Cohorts of ~25 Fellows meet together for three-years as they continue through their graduate program. Eighty fellows from 25 institutions across the U.S. and Canada have participated in four cohorts. New cohorts are recruited each year, with applications open by December 1. Each Fellow is supported by an industry or analogous sponsor, which funds half of the student’s expenses related to the fellowship’s professional development programming. For the eight stipend fellows, sponsors also fund half of the student’s stipend, fees, tuition, and related costs. The remaining half of these funds are matched by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. Fellows work with industry and other mentors on annual professional development plans and build lasting ties with their cohorts at in-person and virtual trainings across the 3-year program.