Applicants are required to submit a 1500-2000 word letter of motivation specifying their selected area of interest, an up-to-date CV, short video presentation of themselves and one sample of written work. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading “FFI Fellowship Application”.
We are looking for different applicants from all over the world between the ages of 25-40 years old who are dynamic, engaging, passionate about food and flexible, and who are not afraid to dance with ambiguity. If you are a self-starters with an appetite for knowledge, then FFI is for you. Ideal applicants are either graduates of the Food Innovation Program or have obtained a minimum of a B.Sc degree or similar degree in a field relevant to the food industry. We seek highly motivated individuals with the ability to easily navigate through the Food Ecosystem by understanding the logic and the innovations of its sectors (production, manufacturing, distribution, shopping, eating). Applicants should have excellent written and communication skills (writing, video making, photography etc.) and, above all, aspire to be positive change makers in their communities.
Candidates may be either appointed directly by the FFI Leadership Team with the help of Food Innovation Program alumni or selected through a formal review process by FFI Leadership team and steering committee. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of all information—both academic and personal—presented in the application. Applicants are notified by email of the results of the selection by January 31st and July 31st. Selected applicants must be willing to relocate to Bologna area for the duration of their fellowship period.
Each FFI Fellow will receive a total of 5.000 Euros for the duration of one year, with additional funds to be provided for project expenses [subject to pre-approval by FFI Leadership]. In addition, logistics costs will be covered for FFI events where Fellows are expected to attend. the grant will be paid by bank transfer into an Italian bank account, If you do not hold an Italian bank account N.B. We unfortunately cannot pay FFI Fellowship grants into foreign accounts, so please provide Italian bank account details only.
Payments for FFI Fellowships will be made in two instalments; the first one on January 31st and the second on July 31st.
Fellows will have access to office or studio space to work, as well as have access to local university campus libraries and resource centers.
All Fellows are expected to commit an appropriate amount of time and effort to the Program, keeping in mind that this experience is not to be considered as a full time or a part time job, rather as additional enrichment as part of individual ongoing training in personal and professional improvement.
Fellows will have to report to the FFI leadership team, and are expected to work together and autonomously, and periodically interact with the FFI steering committee.
Since this is a Bologna based program, we strongly suggest that all fellows reside in the Bologna [or Reggio Emilia] area during their fellowship period in order to entirely immerse themselves in the experience and become part of the community fabric.