Applications Open For USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship 2023

Last Updated on December 1, 2022

USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship

The prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship offers exceptional college and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading USDA research centers and offices across the United States.

Fellows take part in ground-breaking field and laboratory-based research, analyze agriculture and economic policy; and assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programmes.

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, World Food Prize Foundation and USDA will offer the 2023 USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowships as in-person experiences. Wallace-Carver Fellowship will take place May – August 2023. 


  • Open to any student who has participated in a World Food Prize Youth Programme;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Be a registered full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate) Fall 2023. 

Fellowship Expectation

  • This is a full-time paid fellowship (40 hours per week) and requires an 8-week minimum work commitment. Wallace-Carver Fellows are hired as federal employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are paid on the federal government’s General Schedule. 
  • Wallace-Carver Fellows are expected to participate in, and present at, the World Food Prize Foundation Global Youth Institute and International Borlaug Dialogue in October 2023 as a core component of the experience. 


To apply, complete the application form and submit your cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript by 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Wallace-Carver Fellowship.

Deadline: December 4, 2022

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