The Indigenous Crop & Livestock Team is recruiting a graduate student for a graduate assistantship opportunity with the UW-Madison Rural Partnership Initiative Project “Connecting Cultural Values and Indigenous Research Towards Food System Resilience”. This is an interdisciplinary project with research that spans Indigenous cropping and livestock systems, Manoomin (wild rice) restoration and ecotoxicology, maple sugar production, nutrition education, and planning for Tribal food sovereignty. This graduate assistantship project can adapt to the student’s interest, with potential foci including Indigenous crop production, agroecology, food and seed sovereignty, and soil health. The student will learn and work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UW-Madison and regional Tribal partners.
We encourage students of all identities, backgrounds, and academic areas / majors to apply, especially Native and Indigenous scholars. For more information, see the below flier.
Start: Summer or Fall 2024
Program: Any MS or PhD program related to food systems, such as Agroecology or Environment and Resources
Funding: Approximately $30,000 / year for two years with opportunities for longer appointments, includes benefits and tuition remission
To apply: Contact Dr. Erin Silva (firstname.lastname@example.org) before December 1, 2023 for guidance; specific deadlines and application criteria depends on the program of study