Policy Fellowship

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University of Guelph Policy Fellowship

The University of Guelph Policy Fellowship Program helps to bridge the gap between science and policy or practice. It connects decision-makers from government, industry and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with University of Guelph experts for focused conversation about issues in agriculture, food and biodiversity.

Fellows are matched with carefully selected faculty and staff who can provide insight on their key challenges. The program allows decision-makers to access cutting-edge research for informed policy decisions, to discuss complex challenges with peers and leading researchers, and to build networks of experts to advise on emerging needs.

The program takes place three times a year, either fully virtually or in a hybrid format at the University of Guelph. Upcoming cohort themes include:
-    Environmental Sustainability in Agriculture – Fall 2022 *application deadline Oct 7th
-    Digital Agriculture – Winter 2023
-    One Health – Spring 2023
-    Food Security – Summer 2023

Want to learn more about being a Policy Fellow? Follow the links below or contact us at policyfellows@uoguelph.ca.

Policy Fellowship FAQ

Apply to the Policy Fellowship Program

Current and past Policy Fellows

Nominate a Fellow

 “I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time in the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program.  Meeting with faculty to ask for their insights on my policy questions was a valuable and unique opportunity that I would highly encourage others to pursue.  It was particularly interesting to meet faculty from outside my normal circles and share insights and questions with the other Policy Fellows in my cohort.”


The Policy Fellowship Program is funded by Food from Thought, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program at the University of Guelph.

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