By KM - December 4, 2022
Type of Position
Master's Program - Funded
Company or Organization
Cornell University
Ithica, NY
Closing Date
February 1st, 2023

Position Description

Cornell Transforming Food Systems Fellows will work to create food systems that are sustainable, equitable, and health-promoting for people, animals, and the planet. They will learn from interdisciplinary faculty, engage in real-world learning opportunities, and receive specialized mentorship. Three fellows will receive tuition and stipend support toward a two-year Master of Public Health degree. Over a two-year period, Fellows will receive $44,000 in tuition scholarships and a $37,000 stipend (each year receiving $22,000 in tuition scholarships and an $18,500 stipend).


  • Apply and be accepted to the Cornell MPH Program with a concentration in Food Systems & Health (only incoming students applying for the standard 2-year program are eligible)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Qualify for one or more of the following categories:
  • First-generation in your family to earn a four-year college degree
  • Low-income or experiencing/experienced financial hardship (e.g., Federal Pell grant eligible, SNAP or WIC eligible, housing insecure)
  • Underrepresented/underserved cultural, racial, ethnic, geographic (e.g., rural), or other identity group background.
  • Underrepresented/underserved life experience (e.g., formerly incarcerated, single parent, military veteran, etc.)


  • Apply to Cornell’s MPH Program via SOPHAS by February 1st for priority consideration
  • Complete the supplementary Transforming Food Systems Fellowship Application by February 15th
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the MPH Program and Transforming Food Systems Fellowship by April 1st
  • Accept MPH admission and Transforming Food Systems Fellowship offers by April 15th