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We are currently recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the HSI Fellows UC Merced FARMERS program.

Undergraduate Students

The program supports undergraduate students by providing a paid research internship for $3000 and experiential learning about agriculture and engagement in education.

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Graduate Students

The program supports students by providing one year of financial support including summer funding, funds for conference travel and up to $1000 for research supplies and experiential learning about agriculture and engagement in education.

Preference is given to graduate students who are close to completing their degrees (MS or PhD) but still have 12 months of academic eligibility left.

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Graduate students apply via this form. You will need:

  1. A letter from your primary faculty mentor describing your potential for a career in ag-related sciences and confirming your expected graduation date,
  2. A letter from another faculty member who can also describe your potential for a career in ag-related sciences
  3. A one page, single space (approximately 500 word) essay regarding the scope of work for your research proposal and how it relates to advancing agriculture, and
  4. A pdf of an unofficial transcript.

Selected candidates will be required to participate in all program activities including our outreach program w/ the local schools (4th and 5th graders) as well as seminars and the summer agriculture immersion program.