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Opportunities at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute


Funding Opportunity for Harlem Organizations

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is excited to announce that we are currently accepting proposals from Harlem community and youth organizations that address the local food environment. Three projects will receive up to $15,000 to execute activities that focus on: 1) engaging young people and community residents in food justice leadership and activism to carry-out efforts that promote a sustainable food justice movement in Harlem, 2) increasing healthy food businesses, good food jobs, and/or good food jobs training in the community, or 3) using countermarketing strategies to bring awareness and fight back against predatory and targeted marketing in the community.

Please click here to view the RFP which contains additional information and the application form.

Click here for responses to questions on the RFP.

Applications are due May 31, 2019.

Employment at the institute

We currently do not have any openings at the Institute.

Fellowship Programs

Our fellowship programs provide funding for CUNY faculty and students to spend one or two semesters at the Institute, during which senior faculty will assist them in developing research projects and proposals, or they can contribute to existing work of Institute faculty and staff.

Our Doctoral Student Fellowship Program launched in Fall 2016. Students are invited to apply to receive a stipend to participate in Institute research projects or to develop a dissertation research project of their own, with the support of Institute faculty and staff.

ongoing Fieldwork and Research Opportunities

We welcome graduate students who wish to pursue fieldwork placements, capstone projects, Masters essays, or dissertation projects in food policy or food justice. Our institute can provide a home for food policy research conducted by CUNY students as well as students from institutions across the city and the world. Stipends are often available.

If you would like to learn more about conducting research with us, write to us at urbanfoodpolicy@sph.cuny.edu

Partner Employment Opportunities

Active Citizen Project (ACP) is seeking a full-time Community Health Advisor for Project EATS (PE). This role is a key component of Project EATS’ strategy in 2019 for expanding and implementing community health programs which cultivate a sense of community surrounding PE farms. More info here.

Community Food Action is looking for a Youth and Farm Stand Coordinator to work full-time over the summer and part-time over the fall. More info here.

Email urbanfoodpolicy@sph.cuny.edu to have your organization’s opportunity posted here.