Application Due Date: January 15
Average Acceptance Rate: ~30%
Length of Award: 1-3 years
Average Award Total: $48,000 USD/year
Graduate students (Ph.D. and Masters)
We actively seek individuals who want to collaborate and solve the technical challenges of cellular agriculture alongside other scholars rather than in individual silos.
Before the due date:
Candidates must first register through New Harvest’s SurveyMonkey application portal in order to download the application packet.
Candidates must then find a professor (with an academic affiliation) willing to supervise their project and advise the candidate’s proposal for funding.
We encourage all prospective grantees to email Research Operations and Outreach Director Breanna Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the application process, and to schedule a call with Research Program Director Jeremiah Johnston to discuss the nature of their proposal.
During the application process:
Applicants submit their entire application packet (see above) for review by New Harvest personnel.
An application must first pass the Internal Review Round. If advanced, a proposal then proceeds through the following stages:
On average, an applicant can expect to hear back from New Harvest with a final decision four months after their application submission.
Internal Review Round:
New Harvest will only consider applications if:
Beyond these points, projects are then ranked using a tiered system, with points given for categories concerning both the subject area of the project and the logistics as they appear on paper.
In 2020, the top six candidates were advanced to the next round.
Final Selection Round:
The final evaluation of an application pulls together three individual categories, two of which are weighed roughly equally.
New Harvest Fellows are invited to participate in the following activities:
When asked to travel specifically for a New Harvest event (such as the New Harvest Lab Meet or New Harvest conference), we will provide fellows an allowance to cover travel costs.
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