How to Apply

The 2024 program is closed for applications now. The 2025 program will be opened for applications at the end of 2024.


Students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years are eligible.

You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this opportunity.

Important dates:

Application close: 2/29/2024

Award notification: around 3/15/2024

Application package:

Part I: Please complete the following Google Form.

Part II: Please send the following three documents to Jiajia Chen either using UT’s secure file transfer service, Vault, or directly as an email attachment as you feel comfortable.
1) your CV
2) a brief personal statement to state your research interest, career goals, previous experiences, and/or your other ideas in food-related areas (600 words or less)
3) transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable)