Association for the Study of Food and Society BIPOC Fellowships Announcement
Jobs and Fellowships
Thursday, February 04, 2021 09:37 AM

As scholars of and practitioners in the food system and food cultures, we are keenly aware of global systems of inequality and entitlement. We recognize that we as an organization must do much, much more to call attention to these issues and take clear steps to address the deep historical roots of structural racism across the United States, within academia, and within food studies.

Starting in 2021, ASFS will offer three annual $1200 fellowships for individuals who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) and working in food studies either as academics or community activists. One of the annual fellowships will go by preference to someone who is a current or former student at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).

The fellowships are unrestricted and can be used to defray any expenses related to the applicant's project, including living expenses during the period of working on the project.

To apply, please include the following:

  • Completed cover sheet
  • A 1,000-word project proposal providing a summary of the project; offering evidence that applicant is well suited to the work; addressing the relevance and timeliness of the project; and explaining how this fellowship will benefit the applicant.
  • A one- to two-page curriculum vitae

Judging will be done according to the following criteria: preparation, creativity, contribution to a community, and likelihood of success according to the stated goals.

Ten finalists will have the opportunity to meet each other virtually and share descriptions of their projects if they choose.

The three successful applicants will be announced prior to the annual conference, with a formal presentation of the fellows at the conference.

Fellowship recipients will be asked to submit a short report (<500 words) within a year, summarizing the results of their fellowship project and how it impacted them.

The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2021. Email submissions and any questions to
[email protected].