The Innovation Institute for Food & Health (IIFH) Undergraduate Research Fellowship is an award intended to support undergraduate students performing research with guidance by UC Davis faculty that relates to the mission of the IIFH to catalyze innovation across food, agriculture and health. The IIFH Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides a summer research stipend, funds for travel and/or research supplies, and includes professional development opportunities and training events related to entrepreneurship.
IIFH undergraduate research fellows will participate in professional development and entrepreneurship training, through workshops and campus events such as the on-campus Entrepreneurship Academy. At the end of the program, the Fellow will be expected to provide a brief report on their research results and impact of their fellowship, and present their work at the annual IIFH Innovator Summit in Spring 2020. Due to the focus on entrepreneurship, this fellowship strongly emphasizes the opportunities for student projects conducting critical experiments or studies or prototyping that may make students competitive for the 2020 BigBang competition at UC Davis. In addition to the fellowship stipend the IIFH will cover costs for fellows to attend the 2020 Food, Agriculture, and Health Entrepreneurship Academy.