Cohorts of 16-20 Fellows are selected, with cohort members meeting together for three-years as they continue through their graduate program. The program concluded recruitment of the 2020-2023 cohort and anticipates additional cohorts for 2021-2024, 2022-2025, and 2023-2026. 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 8-10 stipend fellows, sponsors also funds 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. All fellows receive professional guidance by one or more mentors from their sponsoring organization, in addition to their faculty adviser.