ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is a transdisciplinary research collaborative dedicated to application of agroecological principles and the use of participatory action research methods. The ALC Fellowship program provides upper division (3rd year +) undergraduate students the opportunity to establish and foster the skills and knowledge necessary to engage multiple stakeholders as integral members of ALC projects. As a collaborative program, ALC fellows are encouraged to explore project options that fulfill other academic (e.g. capstone projects), professional, or personal goals. Collaborations with ALC fellows are intended to connect and expand the ALC community within UVM’s undergraduate student body while offering an high-impact experiential learning experience. .

Starting in 2017, the ALC is launching a new undergraduate research program for juniors and seniors interested in agroecology and participatory action research (PAR). These could be ENVS senior capstones, honors thesis, etc. We plan to offer 2-3 positions annually for students to join our team working in one of our local or international projects.

To join us as an ALC research fellow, please take the following steps:

  1. Write a letter of interest expressing why you would like to work with us, which of our current projects is of most interest to you, and relevant skills (research methods, writing, languages, etc.) and experience.
  2. Prepare a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Send your letter of interest and resume to agroecol@uvm.edu, with the “Interest in ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows” in the subject line.

The selection of applicants is a competitive process. Students will be selected by the ALC team, based on their application, and invited for an interview with ALC team members. Application materials and interview results will be used for final selection. We will only be able to accept up to 3 ALC Fellows per year to fill open positions. We regret that we are not able to consider unsolicited research proposals.