Seed Matters Fellowships fund graduate students and post-docs in organic plant breeding at land-grant agricultural universities.
Our Fellowships cultivate institutional change in so many ways: They support student training in classical plant breeding; expand the presence of organic research at land grant universities and colleges; and breed new varieties of seed to meet the growing demand for organic food and fiber. The fellowships also support the next generation of leadership in organic research, entrepreneurship, and agricultural policy.
Seed Matters Graduate Fellows are conducting research to improve quality, sustainability and yield of organic crops including barley, wheat, quinoa, cover crops, oats, green beans, broccoli, squash, cotton, field corn and sweet corn.
We currently fund students at Washington State University (4 students), University of Wisconsin (2 students), Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, Texas A&M/Tech, and Cornell University.
At this time Seed Matters does not accept fellowship applications. We work directly with university to select fellowship students.
The Next Generation of Organic
Get to know one of the Seed Matters fellows, including his take on the value of breeding for organic and local food systems.Learn More