Greetings colleagues and friends,   
At the University of Vermont, we are excited to announce the 2023 Agroecology Extension (AX) Summer Research Fellowship, an educational initiative that links undergraduate students from across the country to research and outreach projects at UVM, through our summer Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates.  
The AX Fellowship is a fully paid, 10-week research and outreach experience open to undergraduates from across the US. It is a collaboration between UVM Extension and the Plant and Soil Science Department, and coordinated by Institute for Agroecology on UVM’s main campus in Burlington, VT. This fellowship is designed for students who seek to deepen their knowledge of sustainable agricultural approaches and to develop transdisciplinary research and outreach skills. It will match undergraduate fellows with UVM faculty, staff, and graduate students engaged in a variety of applied research and outreach projects that include pest management, vegetable/berry farming, fruit tree farming, ecological landscape design, environmental science, and sustainable cropping systems. 

Program logistics:  
The AX Fellowship starts May 30, 2023, and runs for 10 weeks, M-F 8am-4:30pm.  ·       

Students will receive a $4,000 stipend.·       

On-campus housing is provided.  

Takes place on-campus and in the field.  

Project locations are dependent upon mentor’s research and outreach.  

Personal transportation is preferred but not required.  

Applications will be accepted through the UVM InfoReady Portal 
The application deadline is March 3, 2023.      
For questions about the AX Fellowship or the application, please contact Scott Lewins ([log in to unmask])  
Many thanks for your support, and all the best!  

Karen Nordstrom (Evaluation Director) 
Vic Izzo (Academic Director and Primary Mentor)  
Scott Lewins (Project Director)  
Victor Izzo, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer & Educational Coordinator 
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative
Department of Plant and Soil Science & Environmental Studies Program
University of Vermont
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