SAFN Student Awards!

Rhubarb and radishes! Photo by David Beriss

The deadline (June 15) for SAFN’s annual graduate and undergraduate paper awards is fast approaching. If you are a student, now is the time to apply! If you are a mentor, we appreciate you notifying your students about the opportunity to submit their original work for these awards.  Visit SAFN’s award website for details on how to apply: SAFN Awards.

The Thomas Marchione Food-as-a-Human-Right Student Award, is awarded for research and writing that engages with food security and food sovereignty issues.

This award is for a current graduate student (MA, MS or PhD) in any field of study who will have completed their coursework and research proposal by deadline for submission.

The award may be a research prize (for proposed or in-process research) or a research award (for completed research). 

The goal of this award is to recognize student research that 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. 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 Christine Wilson Awardfor undergraduate and graduate student research papers that examine topics within the perspectives of nutrition, food studies and anthropology.

Students (undergraduate or graduate) must be currently enrolled or enrolled during the past academic year. The text of papers should be no longer than 25 pages, double-spaced and follow AAA style guidelines.

Papers may report on research undertaken in whole or in part by the author. Co–authored work is acceptable, provided that submitting student is first author. Papers must have as their primary focus an anthropological approach to the study of food and/or nutrition and must present original, empirical research; literature reviews are not eligible.

Feel free to direct any questions to Amanda Green at

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