The Thomas Marchione Food-as-a-Human-Right Student Award

Do you or someone you know do research related to food justice, food security, or food as a human right? It is time to consider applying for this award!

This annual award will be awarded to a student whose work continues and expands Dr. Marchione’s efforts toward food justice, food security and access, and most directly, food as a human right. Students applying for this award should demonstrate active and productive engagement with food security and food sovereignty issues.The award can be in recognition of exemplary work already accomplished, in progress, or for proposed work in the field of food as a human right and the social justice aspects of food systems.  It should show concern for the poor and undernourished and a willingness to take an active role in working on behalf of food sovereignty.  Ideally, it would be given to those who are trying to work, in Dr. Marchione’s words, on “the best and more sustainable approaches to fulfill the right to food.”  Given Dr. Marchione’s legacy, preference will be given to proposals from students actively engaged in the central issues that animated his career as a scholar-activist.

The award may be a research award (for proposed or in-process research) or a research prize (for completed research).  The award will be presented to the awardee at the SAFN annual business meeting at the AAA annual meeting. The winner will be awarded a cash prize (in 2017 it will be $750) and a one -year membership to the AAA and SAFN.

Eligibility and selection criteria

Eligibility: Open to MA, MS or PhD students who will have completed their coursework and research proposal by deadline for submission which is July 1, 2017. Students already engaged in relevant research, action or advocacy may apply in acknowledgement of their accomplishments. Research topics can include food security, food justice and/or the right to food in both international and domestic contexts. 

Deadline for Applications: July 1, 2017 (applications received after this date cannot be reviewed).

More details on how to apply are here.

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