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IFPTI Fellowship in Food Protection for International Applicants in USA,

The International Food Protection Training Institute is proud to offer a fellowship in food protection for both US and international applicants. The fellowship is a unique, year-long program for food protection professionals.

The aim of the fellowship is to produce networking one-on-one with federal, state, and local food protection current and future leaders.

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The International Food Protection Training Institute is an initiative of the Global Food Protection Institute, a nonprofit organization driving the adoption of food protection policies and practices for a safer global food supply. Its mission is to improve public health and reduce mortality, morbidity, and economic costs associated with foodborne illnesses.

Application Deadline: The deadline for accepting applications is April 4, 2022

Brief Description

  • Course Level: The fellowship is a unique, year-long program for food protection professionals
  • Study Subject:  The fellowship is awarded in the field of food protection.
  • Number of Scholarships: The number of fellowships is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA
  • Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for the fellowship.


For the US applicants

Current criteria for the Fellowship program prevent participation by anyone not employed with a U.S. human or animal food/feed regulatory agency (local, state, federal, tribal, or territorial) or a government laboratory (supporting regulatory food programs).

For the International applicants

  • Applications are welcome from regulators or laboratorians employed by non-U.S. human or animal food/feed regulatory agencies or government laboratories supporting food regulatory programs.
  • The non-U.S. food regulator or laboratorian who desires to be considered for the Fellowship program must personally contact IFPTI for an in-depth discussion of his or her agency’s responsibilities for full tuition payment and all travel expenses.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online mode.
  • The applicants must have to submit their admission applications online application form for the fellowship program following instructions.
  • Supporting Documents: The students must present the following documents to the University:
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference related to the food regulatory profession
  • Agency or Supervisor letter of support to participate
  • A written explanation of long-term food protection goals
  • Applicant’s letter of commitment to complete the year-long program
  • One page, original composition, with sources, of applicant’s perception of the Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS).
  • Written proof of IELTS score (applies only to non-U.S. regulators or laboratorians)
  • Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be food protection professionals.
  • English Language Requirement: All non-U.S. applicants must have English proficiency in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of a minimum of band 7 (Good user).


The fellowship will cover the followings:

  • The Fellowship Program is offered at no cost for selected U.S. participants. U.S. Fellows are reimbursed for all appropriate program travel expenses according to IFPRI’s travel policy.
  • Fellows receive 16.6 IACET CEUs upon completion of the program.