The George Washington University’s Urban Food Task Force announced Wednesday it will award undergraduate and graduate students prizes for research or projects in food and nutrition. The deadline to apply for an award is Jan. 21, 2013.
Students may apply by submitting a description of 500 words or fewer of their completed research or project or of anticipated spring or summer semester research or projects.
To be eligible for a prize, completed projects must have been finished within the academic year prior to the award cycle. Graduate students seeking an award for an upcoming project should include a budget for their research.
The fund was established to recognize students who have displayed leadership, thoughtfulness and an awareness to promote research and sustainability on the subjects of food and nutrition.
“Thanks to the generosity of several GW donor families, the Urban Food Task Force is pleased to offer these grants to students interested in pursuing research on questions related to food and nutrition,” said Diane Robinson Knapp, chair of the task force. “We hope this opportunity will inspire our students to think about innovative ways of gauging the local and global impact of food policies and the benefits of healthy food choices.”
Award winners and award amounts will be determined by a selection committee from the Urban Food Task Force. Winners will be announced by Feb. 15, 2013.