Thank you for your interest in being a 2018-2019 Kirchner Food Fellow. As you consider applying, we ask you to carefully read and understand a few of the program’s more unique requirements.
Candidates must be enrolled in university in the United States, Canada or Mexico. They must be self-motivated, hard-working and possess a passion for solving one of the biggest problems facing the world. Although an ambitious goal, the Kirchner Food Fellowship program is seeking to positively and meaningfully impact global hunger through an experimental and innovative approach to capital allocation. Accordingly, the Fellowship is demanding.
The program’s mandatory elements include: travel to 4-6 (expense paid) events both domestic and international, weekly regular virtual meetings with advisors, frequent virtual meetings as a team of Fellows and significant self-directed work. One should expect to average 10-20 hours of time dedicated to the program a week. Also, if selected as a Finalist, applicants will be asked to commit in advance to a series of in-person events that may conflict with schoolwork on occasion. If selected, it will be the responsibility of the Fellow to manage their academic calendar around those events.
Given the importance that the Kirchner team places on this initiative, the Fellows are also given access to the Kirchner Group ecosystem and may have access to sensitive information. Accordingly, the Fellowship is very selective; industrial and organizational psychology tests and extensive background checks will be performed on all finalists.
Lastly, given the demands and the unique educational nature of this program, we request Fellows to seek academic credit from their home institution. We provide support materials as needed to the Fellows as they work with their home institutions.
Thank you again for your interest. If you decide to move forward, we look forward to reviewing your application.