Summer 2021 CENFOODS Research Project

University of Delaware Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS)

Summer 2021 CENFOODS Research Project Funding Award


CENFOODS’ goals are to coordinate, integrate, and enhance UD’s research, teaching and outreach efforts on the sustainability of food production and surrounding ecosystems.

For more information about CENFOODS, please visit:

Generous donors have enabled opportunities to pursue sustainability-focused research at the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Newark farm, greenhouses, and botanic gardens during the summer of 2021. CENFOODS seeks University of Delaware postdocs, graduate students, and/or undergraduate students to apply for research project funding from $500 to $5000 that addresses CENFOODS’ goals. Funded awardees are required to showcase their research to the donors during the project period. (CENFOODS will work with awardees on showcase details.)

To apply for a research project funding award, please submit the following materials electronically as a single PDF to by May 1, 2021:

1) Research project proposal narrative including project period timeline (5-page maximum, including references)
a. Proposal must clearly show a link to CENFOODS’ goals.
b. Work must be conducted during the summer of 2021 at UD’s Newark farm, greenhouses, and/or botanic gardens.
2) Research project budget and justification
a. Projects can range from $500 to $5000.
b. Funding is only for research costs, not stipends/wages, travel, or computers.
3) Unofficial UD transcript of student applicant, if applicable
4) CV of student and/or postdoc applicant
5) Letter of support (cover email accompanying the single PDF is sufficient) from a research mentor (be it a postdoc or supportive faculty member) that illustrates
a. the potential for the applicant to conduct the research and
b. the willingness to support the project effort through mentorship, lab facilities, etc.

Research project awards will be announced by May 15, 2021.

Need a 1 Credit Course for the Fall?

BHAN130 Sustainability and Food

Lecture (1 credit hours)

Through a variety of relevant health topics students will examine how they can take responsibility for their health behaviors and live a healthier and more productive life.

Notes: Class includes hands on cooking experiences.
Class meets in STAR Tower Demo Kitchen – 100D STAR Tower.

Sustainability Now Volunteer Internship Opportunity

Are you passionate about the future of the planet?
Want to help shape a world that works?

Sustainability Now is a podcast and blog dedicated to cutting edge solutions to planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness.

We are building a movement and have a big vision for the future. We have an opportunity for tech-savvy interns with a passion for these issues to work with us through a virtual workplace with a flexible schedule.

Join us to:

  • Be a voice for positive change
  • Develop a platform to make a difference
  • Meet people who are making change happen
  • Learn social media and marketing strategies
  • Sharpen your skills in graphics, web development, video and audio editing
  • Connect with a world-wide network of socially responsible entrepreneurs

This might be a perfect fit if you:

  • Are self-motivated
  • Can think outside the box
  • Have strong writing skills
  • Are a social media native
  • Have spent hours online going down ecological rabbit holes
  • Love to learn

Experience with graphic design, video and audio editing is a BIG plus.
Check us out at:

If this sounds like the gig for you, call or text Scott Bille at 609-605-1659 or email

Winter Term Job Shadow Program

Participate in UD’s Winter Term Job Shadow Program to gain invaluable experience over winter session!

The job shadowing program allows students to learn more about various professions, receive career-related advice, and reflect on the ways in which your education can prepare you for life after college. Job shadowing may include workplace tours, meeting with key members of an organization, and involvement in daily workplace activities. The job shadowing experience will last for a minimum of six hours during one business day and can be extended to two business days if mutually agreed upon. Shadowing experiences are not paid.

Shadow these Agriculture Professionals Over Winter Session: 

Sustainability – University of Delaware | Newark, DE | Apply here by 11/8:

Energy Trading – Constellation | Baltimore, MD | Apply here by 11/8:

Food Science R & D – Lassonde Pappas | Carneys Point, NJ | Apply here by 11/8:

Students must submit resumes and letters of interest between Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017 through Handshake. Students will be notified of matches and provided with the contact information of their hosts by Wednesday, November 16, 2017.

Any questions can be directed to Ryan Fuller at