eXtension Announces Four New Fellowship Opportunities

Call for Applications
Four Fellowship Opportunities to Advance Innovation
for U.S. Cooperative Extension

The eXtension Foundation, with funding from USDA-NIFA, is pleased to announce four new fellowship opportunities. Three fellows will be selected for eXtension’s 2016 fellowship program. These Fellows will receive funding and professional development support in the 2016 fellowship year to explore open-ended topics related to advancing innovation in Extension. The fourth opportunity is offered in partnership with the secretariate of GODAN (Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition) to co-sponsor one fellow to focus in this area of special interest. The deadline for applications is July 7, 2016.

  • The three eXtension Foundation Fellows are selected based on their submission of a plan of work that begins August 2016 through January 2017. The purpose of the fellowships is to identify and test innovative ideas, working with eXtension’s i-Three Innovation Lab to define the design, implementation requirements and potential scalability of the Fellows’ proposed innovations. To be eligible, applicants must be Cooperative Extension employees. Learn more…
  • The one eXtension/GODAN Fellow will be selected to focus on applied innovation in the access and use of open data linking research and U.S. Cooperative Extension information. The purpose is to address social and technical gaps that currently pose barriers to advancing the data and information technology competencies and practices needed to promote agri-food system innovation. To be eligible, applicants must be employees of U.S. Land-Grant Universities, with Extension appointment preferred, but not required for this fellowship. Learn more…

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. They promote collaboration to harness the growing volume of data generated by new technologies to solve long-standing problems and to benefit farmers and the health of consumers. USDA is a partner in GODAN. More information can be found at http://www.godan.info/.

About the eXtension Foundation
The eXtension Foundation is a membership-based non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measureable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. eXtension provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs.