Welcome to UCR's Global Food Initiative

The University of California's Global Food Initiative (GFI) is addressing one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025. UC GFI has harnessed expertise and resources from across its 10 campuses and through existing efforts and the creation of new collaborations is addressing social, economic, political and ecological issues at the intersection of agri-food system, health and sustainability.

UC Riverside is supporting the effort of the GFI initiative and pooling together its comprehensive resources to form working groups, involves local NGO, Institutes, faculty, students led organizations, and existing committees and programs, to share best practices and strengthen capabilities across campus. Our efforts focus on, sustainable agriculture and food issues (from production to food access), helping communities eat healthier and more sustainably and translating research into policy, and involve all levels, from faculty to students, from campus dining halls to classrooms, laboratories, and student farms.

 

Apply for a UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship - Deadline: May 22, 2018

***Now Open***

In support of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, which commits the UC to develop and promote sustainable and nutritional food systems to meet an ever increasing global population, the UCR Global Food Committee is soliciting applications for the 2018-19 Global Food Fellowship.

These fellowships are intended to support Global Food Initiative related projects at the UCR campus. Projects should contribute to improved health and nutrition and/or educate the campus community about the importance of access to healthy food. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and are expected to work in collaboration with UCR scholars. A total of six $4,000 fellowships will be awarded.

TWO DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY TO THE GLOBAL FOOD INITIATIVE STUDENTS FELLOWSHIP: 1) GFI FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION AND 2) GFI FELLOWSHIP REFERENCE FORM

Get more information here, or contact UCR GFI co-chair contact Peggy Mauk peggy.mauk@ucr.edu by or before May 21, 2018.