Call for Graduate Students: Food Studies program

Looking for a place to do your Food Studies research project or (masters)
thesis work?

This is a unique opportunity for students to display their talent within
our field of research, on International research projects about Food
Systems, Food Education and Pedagogy, Food Security and Food & Culture and
to collaborate with some of our partners in the food field (FAO, BCFN
Foundation, AMIExpo, SlowFood, Cerealia Festival, other U.S. University
food-oriented research centers)


– An international research and study environment
– Individual supervision and mentoring
– Modern facilities
– Support, supervision, mentoring can be provided at distance (you can
develop your research project in your country – we will help you and
suggest how to collect your data, we will support you to organize your
data, and we will work together on reporting your research results, and to
give them visibility thanks to the collaboration with our academic and
private partners)

We are always seeking highly motivated and engaged graduate students. To
start a research project or a thesis project at GUSTOLAB INSTITUTE CENTER
FOR FOOD STUDIES, you should have finished your undergraduate studies, or
you should be able to finish within a short time. Your background should be
in Food Studies, Food Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, Political
Science, Design and Critical Thinking, Food Education and Pedagogy, Urban
and Community Planning, Communication and Media, Nutrition, Biology or
related (food) areas. You will be part of one of our research groups that
works within your area of interest. Graduate students from every part of
the world are accepted.

*How to apply:*

If you are interested in joining one of our research projects, contact or write directly to the GL Institute
Director, Dr. Sonia Massari at by August 31,
2014. Please write in the object of your email: “Call for Graduate
Students”, and attach your short CV.


We do not offer scholarships. We strongly believe in “collaborative and
distance” work that is possible thanks to ICT technologies – so feel free
to apply even if you don?t live and work in Rome. In addition, we help and
support students and collaborators to apply for and obtain scholarships and
grants (reference letter, research proposal, etc…).

*What we are currently looking for:*

Graduate students (specifically but not limited to Asia, Africa, South
America and North America), with interest in food systems, methods for
creating training for policy makers (in the food field), educational
assessments, urban and community planning, food security, food waste,
sustainable agriculture, food design.

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