Course Tuition Fellowship

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2017

APPLICATION FORM: For an application form please click here.

For the 2017 Summer Integrated Program (SIP), JIFSAN has the pleasure to support the course tuition for one qualified applicant. SIP coursework includes both a Core Program (Overview of Risk Analysis, Risk Management, Qualitative Risk Assessment, and Risk Communication) and a Quantitative Program (Quantitative Risk Assessment). The course dates are posted here.

Applications will be accepted through April 14 from ministry professionals in the area of food safety or animal health from an eligible country (list of eligible countries). Information on the eligibility criteria, how to apply and other relevant information are available below.

Applicants are advised to read the form and criteria carefully to ensure that required documents are received by JIFSAN no later than the April 14 deadline.

Notification of the selection committee's decision will be communicated to all applicants by April 21, 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Professional in the area of food safety or animal health that is currently working in the field of risk analysis for a government ministry (e.g. Ministry of Health, Agriculture, etc.) and based in a country on the list of eligible countries
  • Citizen of an eligible country (list of eligible countries)

How to Apply

Submit an application by April 14, 2017, that includes:

  • Fellowship Application Form
  • Statement of Interest (one page, times new roman 12pt) explaining:
    1. Why you are interested in risk analysis and its different components
    2. Your career aspirations
    3. Why you wish to take the JIFSAN Risk Analysis Courses
    4. Reasons for choosing core program or quantitative track
    5. Your current professional duties
  • Proof of funds to pay for travel expenses (airfare, lodging and meals)
  • Proof that you have the necessary background (knowledge of basic statistics and proficiency in Microsoft Excel) that will enable you to partake in the quantitative portion of the program. You can provide current or past experiences that support your statement.

Applications may be submitted to JIFSAN by mail, express courier, fax, or via email as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to:

University of Maryland - Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Attention: Cara Wychgram - JIFSAN Course Tuition Fellowship
5145 Campus Drive
Patapsco Building, Suite 2134
College Park, MD 20742, USA
Phone: 1.301.405.9470
Fax: 1.301.405.8390

For general questions please email Cara Wychgram: cwych@umd.edu.

Other Relevant Information

  • Applications must be submitted in English
  • Applicant is not required to present an oral/poster technical paper
  • Applicants will be notified by email by April 10, 2017
  • In the rare event of cancellation of the training program, the fellowship will also be cancelled

Recipient Responsibilities

  • The award is not transferable
  • Recipient is responsible for all related travel expenses (airfare, lodging, transportation, meals, etc.)

JIFSAN Responsibilities

  • Cover the cost of course tuition for the Summer 2017 recipient