ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is a transdisciplinary community of practice dedicated to the application of agroecology and participatory action research (PAR). The ALC undergraduate fellowship program provides upper division (3rd year +) students the opportunity to develop skills and gain the necessary knowledge to become integral team members of ALC projects. ALC fellows are encouraged to engage with 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 a high-impact experiential learning experience.
The ALC fellows program is launching Spring 2018, with a plan to offer 2 positions in spring (filled), and 5 positions for summer and fall. The focus of this year’s fellowship will be on our new Engaged Practices Innovation program, which is working with 5 Vermont farms. In the future, fellows may potentially choose to join us to work in any one of our local or international projects.
Cultivate a transdisciplinary lens for addressing issues in the current agrifood system
Build foundational knowledge of agroecological concepts and how they are applied within a collaborative research environment
Develop communication skills and strategies for conveying knowledge and concepts among multiple audiences and populations
Content agroecology, participatory action research, transdisciplinarity
Skills facilitation, research (mixed methods), data collection software, teamwork, administration, and logistics
CURRENT FELLOWSHIP STRUCTURE
APPLICATION PROCESS – APPLICATION DUE: FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2018
1.Write a cover letter expressing why you would like to work with us and relevant skills (research methods, writing, languages, entomological knowledge, soil ecology/biology knowledge etc.) and experiences that you hope to share with our lab.
2. Prepare a current resume or curriculum vitae.
3. Send your letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.