New Fellowship Opportunity for Food Leaders Building a More Sustainable, Equitable, and Healthy Food System

March 3, 2022

Food & Society at the Aspen Institute launches a new fellowship;  Application deadline is April 15

CONTACT: Emily Rubenstein

March 4, 2022 – Today, Food & Society at the Aspen Institute opened applications for its inaugural Food Leaders Fellowship cohort. Drawing on the Aspen Institute’s history of successful leadership and policy fellowships, the Food Leaders Fellowship will become the foremost community of emerging leaders dedicated to changing the food landscape toward sustainability, food justice, and good health.

The 18-month fellowship experience begins at the Institute’s Aspen, Colorado, campus, where fellows critically examine their beliefs and personal mission using the Institute’s time-tested seminar method. Through subsequent in-person and virtual gatherings that will include site visits, guest-led discussions, and peer and mentor support, fellows will identify and hone their ability to make significant change—and design and implement an action plan that builds on the pathbreaking work they are already engaged in.

“This is what the Institute does best: identify remarkable people who are ready to take on meaty, systemic issues not just as individuals but as a community,” says Corby Kummer, executive director of Food & Society at the Aspen Institute. “By bringing together people with distinct and diverse lived experiences, beliefs, and expertise, Aspen fellowships create communities of change. I can’t wait to see how Food Leaders Fellows will take the food system into the future.”

Fellowship applications are open now through April 15, 2022, and the inaugural class will be announced in early June 2022. The first of three seminars will take place in late August in Aspen, Colorado. All seminar and accommodation expenses are covered by the fellowship.

The Food Leaders Fellowship is made possible through generous founding funding by Seth Goldman and Julie Farkas, Food at Google, and Andy and Zelie Pforzheimer

Prospective fellows may find more information and apply at:




Food & Society at the Aspen Institute brings together leaders and decision-makers in the food and beverage industry and the public health community—scientists, nutritionists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, and food makers of all kinds—to find solutions to production, health, and communications challenges in the food system. The program’s goal is for people of all income levels to eat better and more healthful diets—and to enjoy them bite by bite. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @AspenFood.

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