Check back regularly for Food from Thought opportunities related to research funding and calls, staff and faculty hirings, research assistantships, and more.
Research Funding Opportunities
There are no research calls at this time.
Information on Food from Thought Research Assistantships can be found on our Students and Training Programs page.
Policy Fellowship Program
Food from Thought funds the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program, which brings together senior policy-makers from government, non-profit and industry organizations for three days of meetings at the University of Guelph. Fellows will learn about cutting-edge research that can inform important policy decisions and build networks of experts that can advise on emerging needs.
Fellows are senior-level professionals working at the interface between science and policy in areas related to agriculture, agri-food, and biodiversity, including federal, provincial and local organizations working in the regulatory, food production, processing, retail, food security or environmental sustainability and biodiversity sectors.
To learn more about the University of Guelph Policy Fellowship program or to express your interest in participating, please visit the Policy Fellowship website.
Staff and Faculty Recruitment
NOW HIRING: Research Assistant
There is a current opportunity for a Research Assistant position with expertise in immuno-genetics and bioinformatics. This position is with a Food from Thought project that is focusing on the effects of global warming on immunity in ruminants. The Research Assistant will help manage the project, evaluating the influence of heat stress on colostrum quality and calf health.
The ideal candidate will have experience with big data (e.g. using R, Python and various genomic software), as well as a background in immunology and genetics, or animal health. An undergraduate degree in one of the above disciplines is required; however, those with graduate degrees in similar fields are welcomed.
Those interested in applying may send their cover letter, resume, and a copy of their transcript to the below contact. The position will remain open until the position is filled.
Dr. Bonnie Mallard, Professor of Immuno-Genetics