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Friday, April 21, 2017 10:28 AM
Integrated Land Management opportunities

Call for Applications for Research workshops and internships for Cornell graduate students interested in Integrated Land Management

Week-long research methods workshop, May 11-17, 2017, Ithaca:

  • Open to M.S. and early Ph.D. students (1st-3rd year) of any nationality from any department.
  • Participate in theoretical, empirical, and research training sessions related to the question of how to approach land use from a perspective that integrates development sociology, history, engineering, ecology, atmospheric science, genetics, and more. Specific research skills discussed will include: archival research methods, program evaluation, systems level analysis, cost-benefit analysis, interview methods, integrated watershed management, and land use and climate interactions. Speakers at the workshop include Cornell faculty and invited off-campus guests.
  • Participate in a concurrent Farm-to-Plate Conference that will bring together multiple sectors of our food system (practitioners, scholars, and community members) to celebrate the vibrant food and farming culture of the Finger Lakes region and link theory with practice on the themes of agroecology, food justice, and general well-being through panel keynote dinners, discussions, workshops, and more.
  • Up to 30 students can attend this workshop, of whom 9 will also do summer research internships with partner organizations around the world under guidance from Cornell faculty mentors (see below). Students may also apply to participate in just the workshop.

Summer research internship program for continuing graduate students who are U.S. citizens/permanent residents:

  • Participate in the above workshop on integrative land management research methods;
  • Conduct research (international or domestic) with a partner organization on a project related to land management;
  • Write a research report and present results for your host organization; and
  • In Fall 2017, attend a 1-credit seminar and present results to the Cornell community.

We are currently recruiting Cornell grad students interns to work with these organizations:

  1. Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (Malawi)
  2. Keystone Foundation (Southern India)
  3. Bahir Dar University's Integrated Water Management Program (Ethiopia)
  4. The Nature Conservancy (Ithaca)
  5. Oxfam South Africa (Johannesburg)

The workshop and internships are funded in part by a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the CARE-Cornell Collaboration, and the Oxfam-Cornell Collaboration.

Questions may be addressed to Nina Chaopricha at

For more details and to apply for the workshop or internship program by Wed 4/21/17, please visit:

Deadline to apply: April 21, 2017
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