Fellowships and Scholarships

At Harvard:

Carol K. Pforzheimer grantThe Schlesinger Library offers grants and fellowships. The Carol K. Pforzheimer grant offers up to $2,500 to Harvard undergraduates pursuing research in the history of work and the family, community service and volunteerism, the culinary arts, or women’s health.

Food Law and Policy Career Guidefellowships and scholarships specific to food policy

Nationally/ Internationally:

American Institute of Food and Wine Scholarships: local chapters offer scholarships to college students with an interest in the culinary arts and enology

Bill Emerson National Hunger FellowshipEach year, twenty participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. They assemble in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger and poverty in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change.

Culinary Historians of NY ScholarshipsThanks to a generous grant from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Culinary Historians of NY offers two scholarships of $3500 and $1500 to students or scholars who demonstrate commitment to the field of culinary history.

Good Food Jobs: Summer Program ScholarshipGood Food Jobs offers three student scholarships (2 for $2000, one for $5000) to Sterling College’s Vermont Table Summer Program. Includes practical culinary experience, field trips, lessons in sustainable agriculture, and seminars in food writing and food entrepreneurism.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Food and Community Fellows: Some big names have gone through the IATP food and community fellows program: Mark Winne, Ann Cooper, Anna Lappe, Paul Greenberg, to name a few. Track their work on the IATP blog.

James Beard Foundation Food Journalism ScholarshipA scholarship for rising juniors and seniors interested in food journalism.

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work.

Schlesinger Library: Phorzheimer Student Fellowship: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts up to $2,500 for relevant research projects,  such as the culinary arts or women’s health.

Schlesinger Library: Oral History Grants: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars who are conducting oral history interviews relevant to the history of women or gender in the United States to apply for support of up to $3,000.

Schlesinger Library: Research Support Grants: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites scholars whose research requires use of the library’s collections to apply for research support.

Need help assessing your qualifications or writing that fellowship application? Consult the Office of Career Services Introduction to Fellowships.

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