Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders

The Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders is an 18-month long program designed to build the capacity of experienced and aspiring food systems leaders of color in Oregon.

Fellows will develop, implement, and advocate for food system projects that promote restorative growing practices, community empowerment, food sovereignty, land and water stewardship, and climate justice.

This Fellowship is open to Black, Indigenous, and people of color at all stages of their food systems learning journey. Fellows will come from a wide variety of backgrounds such as food production, land justice advocacy, entrepreneurship, policy, public health, climate justice organizing, and more.

Fostering a network of support to explore new possibilities, address challenges, and create new opportunities to support racially equitable and climate resilient food and farming systems.

Key Dates

  • February 9, 2021: Applications open
  • March 2, 2021: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm PT for consideration
  • March 16, 2021: Upon review by the fellowship selection committee, selected applicants will be notified to schedule a video interview during the week of 3/22, lasting approximately 20 minutes.
  • April 2, 2021: Selected fellows are notified through their provided email and will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to confirm their spot.
  • April 19, 2021: Program starts
  • September 2022: Program culmination and final celebration

Support or Questions
Contact us if you have any questions or need support with any aspects of your application: | (503) 227-6225 x763

To strengthen this region’s network of food system leaders, the Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, Mudbone Grown, Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms, the Multnomah County Health Department REACH program, and Ecotrust have partnered to offer the Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food System Leaders.