The Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center at NC State is now recruiting PhD students for our third and final cohort of students for the graduate training program in Agricultural Biotechnology in our evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems (AgBioFEWS). This interdisciplinary, NSF-funded program is focused on biological and societal aspects of biotech/synbio in agriculture. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines—including the humanities, natural, and social sciences—as well as national and international students, are strongly encouraged to apply.
You can get a feel for the program by going to our website, where you can also check out the profiles of our first and second cohorts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are recruiting AgBioFEWS Fellows this fall/winter for two years of AgBioFEWS classroom courses and field activities scheduled to begin August 2022. The application deadline is 2/1/21. (Note: Admitted students can begin their PhD work at NC State in August 2021 while engaging in our weekly seminar series).
The best applicants often come from referrals, and we would just ask you to take a moment to think about whether you know someone who might want to apply. If so, please forward the announcement below and put them in touch with the Program Coordinator, Dawn Rodriguez-Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org).