Funding Opportunities

Call for Applications: CRFS Student Research Awards

UA Center for Regional Food Studies
Applications due Friday, May 13th, 2022

The UA Center for Regional Food Studies (CRFS) is offering up to 3 awards of $500 to any UA graduate or undergraduate student in support of food-related research or educational activities over the summer 2022. Funds can be used to cover tuition costs or other expenses related to the successful completion of planned academic work related to food during summer 2022.

If awarded funding, recipients will be expected to:
• File a 1-page summary describing how the funds helped to support your academic goals and/or research.
• Share a 15–20-minute oral presentation at a CRFS event in the fall semester 2022.


UA students from all departments, disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Please submit the following as one PDF to assistant director, Dr. Laurel Bellante, by email at: by May 13th, 2022.
• Basic information, including full name; mailing address; phone number; email address; UA Net ID and student ID number
• A current resume or CV
• A one-page essay briefly describing how funding will support your educational goals and/or research.

Please describe what research, projects, and/or coursework is planned and how financial support will be used to enable those activities. Financial need will be taken into consideration in the review of applications. In your essay, please articulate how your current research or program of study aligns with the mission and goals of CRFS (see our website:

Notification process
Candidates who apply will be notified by June 1st and funds will be disbursed within 6 weeks of award notification.

Please direct any questions to CRFS Assistant Director, Dr. Laurel Bellante, at