Student funding available for food related research! Check out the CRFS Student Awards.

The UA Center for Regional Food Studies (CRFS) is offering up to 3 student awards of $500 to any UA graduate or undergraduate student in support of any food-related research or educational activity. Awards are intended for those whose current coursework or research activities have been jeopardized by circumstances related to COVID-19.  

Funds can be used to cover tuition costs or other expenses related to the successful completion of planned academic work related to food during summer 2020. If awarded funding, recipients will be expected to file a 1-2-page report describing how the funds helped to support your academic goals and/or research. Students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please submit the following as one PDF to assistant director, Dr. Laurel Bellante, by email at: by May 15th, 2020.
  • Basic information, including: Full name; mailing address; phone number; email address; UA Net ID and student ID number
  • A current resume or CV
  • A one-page essay briefly describing how funding will support your educational goals and/or research. For those applying for emergency student support funding, please describe COVID-related circumstances that present a barrier to your continued studies, including what research, projects, and/or coursework is planned and how financial support will be used to enable study.
  • As part of your application, please be sure to articulate how your current research or program of study aligns with the mission and goals of CRFS (see website:

Notification processCandidates who apply will be notified by May 30th and funds will be disbursed within 6 weeks of award notification.

Please direct any questions to CRFS assistant director, Dr. Laurel Bellante, at

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