The 2024 application deadline has passed.

The submission deadline for all application related material is as follows:
  • Applications (including Statement of Interest) - due no later than January 22, 2024
  • Transcripts - due no later than January 22, 2024
    Please Note: After clicking submit on your application you will receive one email to complete your personal statement and submit your transcript. 
  • Letters of Recommendation - due no later than January 29, 2024
    • It is very important that you inform your referees which projects you are applying for so they can be specific in their endorsement as to your skills and attributes for your selection.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact:
  • Our Program: agritech_scholar [at] (agritech_scholar[at]cornell[dot]edu)
If you have department specific questions, please contact:
  • For Entomology: Holly Hancharik - hak3 [at] (hak3[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • For Horticulture: Amy Andersen- ada10 [at] (ada10[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • For Plant Pathology/Plant Microbe-Biology: Kate Keagle - kev35 [at] (kev35[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • For Food Science: Sarah Lincoln - sjl38 [at] (sjl38[at]cornell[dot]edu)
  • For Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship and Business Development: Danielle DiDuro - dnd38 [at] (dnd38[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Only United States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for USDA NIFA funds in this program. Non-US citizens, especially Cornell CALS students, may be eligible for funding from other sources.