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Culinary Trust’s First Food Writing Fellows To Be Announced Soon

October 29, 2015
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The Culinary Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of the latest edition to our Growing Leaders programs: Cause-based Food Writing Fellowships at print and online sites across the country. These two- to four-month long paid fellowships will help food writers early in their careers develop their skills and unique voice, learn more about food issues across the country, provide mentoring, and result in published work.

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The Growing Leaders Food Writing Program and Food Writing Fellowships are supported by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Growing Leaders Food Writing Fellowship placements for the launch year of the program include the online publication Civil Eats and Edible Communities publications across the country. Our reasons to focus on these publications for our launch year include 1) they feature food stories that connect with The Culinary Trust’s mission to help people understand and act on critical issues in food, and 2) we value the diversity of important food stories happening across the U.S. and want to reflect that diversity by providing fellowships in communities across the country.

Applications are now open through November 29, 2015 
for Food Writing Fellowships at:

Civil Eats

Applications are now open through December 4, 2015 
for Food Writing Fellowships at:

Edible Madison
Edible Michiana
Edible Nashville
Edible Philly
Edible Santa Barbara

You do not need to permanently live in the city in which the publication is based to be eligible for consideration, but you will need to live in the region of the fellowship host site during the course of the fellowship. See stipend information below for living expense information.


Growing Leaders Food Writing Fellowships are structured to:
• Have a duration of 2-4 months on a part-time schedule (exact timing will be determined among site, candidate, and The Culinary Trust)
• Provide mentoring by publication staff and established contributing writers
• Provide food writing opportunities that include research and reporting on food issues and cause-driven food leaders
• Result in published full-length articles
• Allow contributions to multimedia web content and podcast content (when available)
• Provide up to $3500 to each successful candidate (some of which can be allocated to short-term living expenses)

Questions? Please contact executive director Laura Atkinson at

The Culinary Trust is a 501(c)3 cofounded by Julia Child as the philanthropic foundation of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, with a mission to provide education, resources and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.

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