InFEWS Stippend

A small number of stipends ($34k stipend, plus tuition and fees) are available for selected eligible students, who are eligible under NSF rules (US citizen or permanent resident). The application for funding is done by checking the request for funding under the regular application form for the InFEWS fellowship.

Current fellows who did not previously receive the stipend, may submit an updated statement, in pdf, by the application deadline (Feb 10, 2020, 5pm) to and CC: pyael [at] and agogino [at], with the subject line “Current InFEWS Fellow – Fellowship Application“. The updated statement should summarize your research interests and how you intend to focus your research at the nexus of food, water, and energy. It should additionally describe progress you have made in the prior year on these goals. Progress made may include any educational or employment background in issues related to development economics or development engineering. (500 word limit).

For further information, please contact Yael Perez at

InFEWS Summer Travel Grant

Open to InFEWS Fellows Only

 A student-arranged internship is a signature element of the InFEWS program, providing an opportunity for students to connect the theory and practice of poverty action and/or conducting research in the field. The intention is for students to gain valuable learning experiences through working with companies, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, or community projects that focus on various dimensions of food, water, and energy systems as they relate to poverty or a low resource setting.

Financial assistance to travel is available to offset travel expenses and living expenses. This is awarded through a formal application process, and is primarily need-based.

For further information, please contact Yael Perez at

Student Expectations

As part of the InFEWS Internship experience you will be expected to:

  1. Complete a pre-internship reflection document.
  2. Communicate with your faculty sponsor and receive their approval prior to beginning the internship.
  3. Collect (in an ethical manner) photos/screenshots/video/audio representing the types of work and insights that you have during your internship (these must not be part of your research. If you are collecting such information as part of your research, you must have IRB approval before collecting it – please consult for further information).
  4. Complete a post-internship reflection document.
  5. Present insights in seminar or symposium to InFEWS fellows and faculty in the fall semester or annual meeting.

Important Forms

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DGE-1633740. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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