Saturday, December 13, 2008

University of Chicago Post Doctoral Scholarships

As part of an effort to promote a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences among its faculty, the University of Chicago invites nominations and applications for the newly established Provost’s Career Enhancement Postdoctoral Scholarship (PCEPS). Successful candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement; scholarly promise; a demonstrable commitment to the ideals set forth in the University of Chicago Diversity Statement ( and the likelihood that the individual may become a qualified and competitive candidate for a faculty position at the University of Chicago upon completion of the Scholarship. Each cohort of PCEPS holders will include at least one scholar whose research furthers the missions of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (http:// In addition to pursing their research, Scholars will teach one quarter-long course in their field for each year in which they hold a postdoctoral scholarship.

SALARY & OTHER SUPPORT: Each postdoctoral scholarship will carry an annual salary of $60,000 and an annual research fund of $5,000. Postdoctoral scholars will be eligible for designated health-care and other benefit plans through the University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program.

ELIGIBILITY: Candidates must have completed the Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or foreign equivalent by September 1, 2009 or be within three years of having completed that degree. Individuals currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at the University of Chicago are ineligible.

APPLICATION & NOMINATION DEADLINE: Individuals may become candidates by either self-nomination or nomination by any member of the University of Chicago faculty. Faculty members from other institutions should encourage promising candidates to apply via self-nomination. Applications and nominations will be accepted December 8, 2008 through January 23, 2009. Additional information is available at

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Making it in Michigan Conference

The Michigan State University Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources has an upcoming conference that will be a great opportunity for those looking to start up a new business or product idea.

The “Making it in Michigan” Conference will be Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI. Visit for more information or to register now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Workshop: Int'l Trends and Markets

International Markets Outlook and Michigan Strategic Positioning Workshop will be Oct. 1 in the Kellogg Center. The event is hosted by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) and the Michigan Agribusiness Association. Read more.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Malcolm Trout Lecture at Michigan State

Michigan State University
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition



Catherine W. Donnelly, PhD
Professor, Nutrition and Food Science
University of Vermont
Associate Director, Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese

“Are We Paying the Price for the Cheap Food Supply?”

Monday, September 22, 2008
Lincoln Room, Kellogg CenterMichigan State University
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Program

Speaker bio and abstract are available at:

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Transformation of Supply Chains and the "Wicked Problem" of Sustainability

On September 16, Tuesday, Prof. Chris Peterson will present a talk, "The Transformation of Supply Chains and the 'Wicked Problem' of Sustainability: Aligning Knowledge, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership".

Michigan State University, Agricultural Hall, Room 75, at 12pm-1pm.

How to write an Academic Journal Article

On September 24, Wednesday, Prof. Tom Reardon will present, "How to write an Academic Journal Article".

Time: 2:30 pm-5:30 pm.

Place: Michigan State University, Natural Resources, Room 150.

AFDO Scholarships

The Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) is an international, nonprofit organization whose members are concerned with the development and enforcement of uniform food, drug and other consumer protection laws. Through its committees and the efforts of its Regular and Associate members, AFDO supports legislation, develops and circulates “model bills,” publishes information circulars and generally works to aid in the overall implementation of sound and effective consumer protection regulation.

In 1981, AFDO established a scholarship fund with the excess funds from the 75th Anniversary of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act celebration. The George M. Burditt Scholarship and Betsy B. Woodward Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded annually to a worthy recipient who is in their third or fourth year of college. A third scholarship was created in June 2008 entitled the Denise C. Rooney Scholarship. This award is also worth $1,500 and will be awarded annually.

The following qualifications and conditions have been established for the award recipients:

The recipients should have demonstrated a desire to serve in a career of research, regulatory work, quality control, or teaching in an area related to some aspect of foods, drugs or consumer product safety; should have demonstrated leadership capabilities; and must have at least a 3.0 grade point average during the first two years of undergraduate study.

To apply, in addition to completing an application, an official and complete college transcript must be submitted along with letters of recommendation from two faculty members. Applications must be submitted by February 1st to be considered for the current year’s award. All applications and required materials must be submitted to Dr. Joanne M. Brown, Chair, AFDO Awards Committee by February 1, 2009.

To download an application please visit:

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