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Grants & Scholarships

Apply for a Morven Summer Institute (MSI) Scholarship
Deadline: April 23

The Morven Summer Institute (MSI) will offer up to four partial scholarships for the summer 2014 program. Morven Farm is a 3,000 acre working farm owned by UVa located 15 minutes from Grounds. Through MSI, the farm becomes an extension of the Academical Village, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and enriching students’ education through experiential learning. In the past, students have selected from courses in architecture and social science, such as the Politics of Food and Farmers Market Research, and from environmental science classes in agro-ecology and food and nutrition.

How to Apply:
To apply, submit the following to Whitney Farmer, Morven Farm Programs Assistant, at waf7r@virginia.edu by April 23, 2014. (1) Short essay (300-500 words): Why are you interested in taking a course at the Morven Summer Institute? How does MSI fit into your past and future coursework, past experience in food/agriculture/sustainability, and your post-graduation plans? (2) copies of your resume and transcript (from SIS), and (3) three references. The MSI committee will select scholarship recipients on the basis of the essay, financial need, resume, transcript, and references and will notify recipients on May 2, 2014, by email.

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Fellowships

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Internships

Slow Food USA: Summer Development Internship
To begin June 2

Slow Food USA seeks a motivated, energetic Development Intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work, and an interest in non-profit management.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with members in over 150 countries and 1,300 volunteer-led chapters around the world. We were founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and the disappearance of local food cultures. Today, we coordinate local, national and global programs and campaigns to achieve our vision of a world where everyone can enjoy food that’s good for them, good for farmers and workers and good for the planet.

The U.S. branch, Slow Food USA, is a national nonprofit with a small staff based in Brooklyn, NY, and over 200 volunteer-led chapters nationwide. The Development Intern will assist with resource generation, including membership, individual donors and institutional donors. He or she will learn valuable fundraising, research, and writing while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all cycles. Fall and spring internships also require a minimum duration of three months. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.


How to Apply:
For more details, including application information, please see the website.

Paid Internship with Agriberry Farm (Hanover, VA)
Internship: May to mid-August

Agriberry farm is a 10-acre blackberry and raspberry farm on the northern fringes of farmland near Richmond, Virginia. The intern will oversee, train, and work in partnership with the school-aged summer workers on plant care, and harvesting. As an Agriberry intern, responsibilities would include working with the Field Supervisor, strengthen our first-time worker training program from every angle: hiring, documentation, training, staff management including scheduling and bi-weekly payroll prep to ADP for up to 45, and nitty-gritty logistics. The internship will provide a valuable, down-to-earth, hands-on experience in the many facets of running a locally-marketed specialty farm. Above all, we value energy, innovation, and initiative in our team members. Note: intern must supply own housing and transportation. The farm site is about 30 minutes northeast of downtown Richmond.


How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to agriberry@gmail.com expressing your interest.

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Publishing & Research

Call for Submissions for the VA Engage Journal
Deadline: June 15

The editorial team is now seeking submissions from undergraduate, professional, and graduate students for the 2014 issue of the VA Engage Journal, which is a multi-disciplinary, online journal open to all students enrolled in Virginia colleges and universities.

An initiative of the VA Engage Network, the VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by providing students with a forum to publish research studies, reflection essays, and literature reviews relating to service learning, community-based research, and other civic engagement activities. All submissions are reviewed by a mix of faculty members, community partners, and students across Virginia.

Prior issues and submission criteria can be found online.

We invite submissions in three areas of emphasis:

  • Critical reflections on engagement;
  • Reviews of literature;
  • Research studies (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods).

How to Submit:
For detailed information about the journal’s content and submission guidelines, please see our website.

The following is a list of University publications for graduate and undergraduate students in various areas of study. This list is meant to provide an overview of general submission periods for these publications. For exact deadlines, requirements, and submission information, please follow up with specific journals and/or magazines of interest.

  Approximate deadlines
Spectra engineering research journal Submissions accepted on a rolling basis from June to Oct.
Journal of Law & Politics Submissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Virginia Environmental Law JournalSubmissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law Submissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Virginia Law Review Best time to submit is between late Feb. and mid-April and between mid-Aug. and mid-Oct. We do not actively consider manuscripts over the summer (from late May until mid-Aug.) and will not respond to requests for expedited review during that time.
Virginia Policy Review Fall submissions are accepted through Oct., and spring submissions are accepted through March.
Virginia Sports & Entertainment Law JournalSubmissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Essays in History Submissions accepted only in the late autumn and early winter for publication in the following summer.
Virginia Literary Review Spring submissions due early- to mid-Oct., and fall submissions due early- to mid-March.
Glass, Garden literary magazine Submissions accepted through the fall for the spring issue. Current deadline: Nov. 1.
Virginia Journal of Law & Technology Submissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Academical Heritage Review Fall submissions due Oct. or Nov., and spring submissions due Feb. or March.
Inkstone literary magazine Submissions accepted on a rolling basis from Aug. to mid-March for the academic year.
The Oculus undergraduate research journal Fall submissions due mid- or late-Sept., and spring submissions due Jan. or early Feb.
Seriatim, the Journal of American Politics and Public Policy Submissions accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
The Wilson Journal for undergraduate, international affairs research Submissions accepted for the spring issue in Oct. and the fall issue through Feb.
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