Stanford University Center on Food Security and Environment (FSE) Postdoctoral Fellowship 523 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded




Stanford University is inviting young scholars focused on research related to the global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation, to apply for the 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Stanford Center on Food Security and Environment (FSE).

The position is for 1 year, with the possibility for an extension, at the discretion of FSE. The target start date for fellows is fall 2020.

Scholars at the FSE will address critical global issues of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating vital knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. FSE priority focus areas are:

  • Data Science for Food Security
  • Oceans and Food Security
  • Tropical Oil Crops
  • Climate Impacts and Adaptation
  • Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Water Resources and
  • Crop and Livestock Systems


Fellows will be given competitive salaries and benefits. Fellows will benefit from a robust teaching program and direct science and policy advice.


Applicants should be promising young scholars who are PhD holders, with a demonstrated ability to do innovative and rigorous work related to global hunger, poverty alleviation, and environmental degradation. Fellows are expected to lead projects of their own design, while also interacting with other faculty and students at FSE.

PhD holders from both the social and natural sciences are eligible to apply. In particular, applications from candidates working on the following topics are encouraged: 1) water resources as it relates to agriculture and food security or 2) machine learning applications in food security and development. All international students can apply as well.

Applicants should demonstrate in their proposed work how the work relates to FSE priority areas.


Applications are to be done online by 1 December 2019.

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