Skills for Communicating Change in Agri-food Scholarship


Food from Thought is a research program at the University of Guelph funded in part by a $76.6-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Food from Thought will position Canada as a global leader in the development of innovative solutions that improve both the sustainability and productivity of agricultural production at global, landscape and micro scales.

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Food from Thought at the University of Guelph is now accepting applications for a new funding opportunity for graduate students, Leadership Skills for Communicating Change in the Agri-food Sector. Food from Thought is seeking emerging scholars who are passionately committed to fostering sustainable agriculture, promoting nutritious and equitable diets, and developing resilient supply chains for a successful Canadian agri-food system.

These scholarships (up to twelve) are valued at $10,000 to support University of Guelph graduate students whose research focuses on agriculture and food.

Successful applicants will participate in UNIV*6050, a 2-semester graduate course where students collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams with an external partner on a project related to a key agri-food challenge.

Please visit the OGPS website for competition details.

Application deadline for Fall 2023: July 19, 2023


Students entering or registered in any full-time graduate program who will be participating in research focused on agriculture and food and who are (or will be) registered in UNIV*6050 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Agri-Food Systems for the first time in the upcoming fall semester are eligible to apply.

UNIV*6050 is a two-semester course. The next course offering is Fall 2023/Winter 2024. To be eligible to receive scholarship payments, successful applicants must remain registered in UNIV*6050 in the fall and winter semesters.

Arrell Scholars, Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance–Food from Thought HQP Award Recipients and anyone who has already taken the UNIV*6050 course are not eligible.

Maximum Project Value

Scholarships are valued at $10,000.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

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How to Apply

Please visit the OGPS website for details on how to apply and more information on the selection criteria.

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