IFT - Partner Society of S&T Policy Fellowships

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Society Name:

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Contact Information:

Frank Shank
1025 Connecticut, N.W., Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-5980
Fax: 202-466-5988
E-mail: frshank@ift.org
Website: www.ift.org/cms/?pid=1000307

Application/Candidate/Citizenship Requirements:

  1. Doctoral degree in food science, engineering, technology, or a related field; or a master’s degree and five years postgraduate professional experience plus:
    • IFT membership;
    • United States citizenship; and
    • Federal employees are not eligible

    In addition, a superior candidate will demonstrate:

    • Exceptional achievement in food science, engineering, technology or a related field;
    • Ability to interact effectively with non-scientists and individuals with differing opinions;
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain scientific concepts intelligibly to non-scientists;
    • Flexibility in undertaking a variety of work; and
    • Familiarity with current food policy issues.
  2. Compose a personal statement of no more than 1,000 words in length describing the following:
    • Your qualifications keeping in mind the fellowship criteria;
    • Your food and/or agriculture policy experience and/or interests; and
    • Your reason for seeking the fellowship, including how it relates to your career aspirations.
  3. Prepare a two-page resume listing educational, professional, and other accomplishments.
  4. U.S. Citizenship

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How to apply:

Submit all application materials (personal statement, two-page resume, completed application form and letters of recommendation) to:

Institute of Food Technologists
Attn: Govt. Relations
1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036

Deadline: 9 January