Student Interest

2017 SAFRIG Student Paper Award

The Sociology of Agriculture and Food Research Interest Group (SAFRIG) will present a Student Paper Award in Columbus at the annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. Requirements for this award include that the paper: 1) is authored by a student or group of students (no faculty co-authors), 2) focuses on an agrifood topic, and 3) uses the Rural Sociology journal guidelines for style, formatting, and references. Papers will be particularly competitive if they demonstrate effective use of innovative theories and/or methods. In order to compete, all authors must be members of the Rural Sociological Society. The winner or winners will receive a certificate and monetary award. The winner(s) must present the paper at the RSS Annual Meeting, and the award will be presented during the SAFRIG Business Meeting. Submissions for this competition should be sent as an e-mail attachment by May 15, 2017 to Dara Bloom at


Postdoctoral Associate: The Impacts of Green Courts in India

A 12-month postdoctoral position is available for an experienced interdisciplinary scholar interested in conducting research on environmental justice in India, with a focus on development decisions affecting water resources.

The successful candidate will join an international project involving an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Canada and India, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program.

The goal of the project is to understand the impacts of the decisions of Green Benches of state High Courts and regional National Green Tribunals on marginalized communities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat.


Western SARE Competitive Grants for Graduate Students - 2018 Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: May 17, 2017 - 1:00pm (MDT)

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture for 2018.

Western SARE funds projects that are relevant to producers and provide readily adaptable technologies and information that advance sustainable agriculture in the western region. Funded projects must contain distinct research and education components and have producer involvement.

Congress mandates that the SARE grant program depart from "business as usual." To that end, the Administrative Council requires that agricultural producers (farmers and ranchers) be involved in any SARE-funded Research and Education project.

See complete information here.