Undergraduate students with an interest in sustainable agriculture or food systems are encouraged to apply for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Agroecology Scholars Program in Research and Extension (ASPIRE). During this 10-week (May 23 – July 29, 2022) individualized summer research and extension experience, participants will learn about sustainable agriculture and community food systems from a broad systems perspective, while receiving close mentorship and access to cutting edge research and professional development training.
Participants receive a $4,000 stipend, apartment-style housing on the North Carolina State University campus, and the opportunity to present their research at a scientific meeting. No previous research or extension experience is necessary, and members of demographic groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. At least four spots will be reserved for Lumbee students from NC.