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Summer Sustainability

Community-Engaged Fellows

The Sustainability Community-Engaged Summer Fellows program is open to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. These fellowships provide students with a community problem-based applied research and learning experience, working under the direction of a team of faculty members from Arts and Sciences. It is a full-time program that will run from June 3 to July 30. Fellows receive a $3,900 award provided by the College.

The 2019 summer program will focus on food issues. Students will address issues such as opportunities and challenges in urban agriculture, food access, and the role of food in immigrant communities. Students will spend time both on campus and out in the community. Projects may include research to support curriculum development at UR, research to support the needs of local organizations, interviews with local food entrepreneurs, a biodiversity survey at an urban farm, and hands-on work at farmers markets, food pantries and/or gardens.

How to Apply

Students should apply online by February 22, 2019. Decisions will be announced mid-March. Questions can be directed to either Karen Berger at or Lauren Caruso at