Application Deadline: Midnight April 15, 2023
Students accepted into the Professional Development category are full members of the cohort and receive support for professional development activities (valued at $10,000K/year). These funds are retained by the FFAR Fellows Program lead institution, North Carolina State University, for program management and costs of the professional development training including the 5 face-to face sessions held over the 3-year program period. Half of this value is provided by the fellowship, and half by a match sponsor. The sponsor will be invoiced for $5,000 per year for each of the three years of the program. Sponsors can include companies, foundations, and any other source of funding that are non-federal (examples of federal funds not accepted: USDA, NIH, or NSF grant funds). Applicants can be sponsored by a mix of entities, for example, 50% by their institution, 25% by industry, 25% by a commodity organization. Students applying to this category should have a research or teaching assistantship, or other fellowship, to cover their tuition, stipend, and related costs and be enrolled or accepted by a PhD program at a U.S. or Canadian university.
A student who is selected as a FFAR Fellow in the Professional Development category in one year may apply in a subsequent year for the Stipend + Professional Development category. Regardless of the outcome of that application, the student would continue with his/her original cohort of Fellows.