RECIPES x Black in Engineering (BIE) Fellowship


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2024 Program Dates

February 12, 2024: Applications Open

March 15, 2024: Submission Deadline

April 15, 2024: Cohort Announcement

May 1, 2024: Start of Cohort


RECIPES is sponsoring collaborative research opportunities for Black engineering faculty to engage with members of the team.

RECIPES is a research network bringing together over 40 researchers and 14 institutions connected with organizations working across the food system to advance the science needed to make our wasteful food system sustainable, equitable, and resilient. The first five years of our work is supported through NSF grant 2115405.

Participant stipends and access to RECIPES resources will expand Scholars’ research communities while offering RECIPES members exposure to new research, experiences, and perspectives. Ideal candidates will conduct research in areas complementary to RECIPES goals and identify explicit ways that Scholars can advance their research agendas, professional development in their disciplines, and leadership at their home institutions.

With a focus on authentic diversity efforts, RECIPES is making deliberate efforts to engage Black scholars actively in our broadening participation efforts. Our goal is for Scholars to share decision-making power, increase their academic visibility, and identify ways to collaborate that align with their career goals and promotion and tenure expectations. Examples of collaborative projects and activities include grant submissions, peer-reviewed publications, policy creation, and course development.

Compensation & Expectations

Black engineering faculty scholars from the Academic Research and Leadership Network (ARLN) and Black in Engineering (BIE) communities (up to five in total) will be offered support of $5,000 plus travel costs to participate in a half-day workshop where selected scholars share their expertise, present their plans, and engage in meaningful exchanges within the network. Selected scholars commit to participating in the half-day workshop.

Additional time commitments on the part of the selected scholars will depend upon the nature of their planned activities, may vary widely, and may qualify for additional financial support (e.g., a second year of support at the $5,000 level to deepen initial projects).

Upon acceptance as a Scholar, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) detailing the relationship and expectations will be created for the partnership. An action plan will be created such that goals are clarified.

Meet the 2023 scholars

RECIPES x BIE Fellowship Program Leadership

Dr. Monica Cox, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Engineering Education, The Ohio State University

Dr. Brian Roe, PhD
Associate Chair, Fred N. VanBuren Professor of Farm Management, The Ohio State University

Winifred Opoku
Graduate Research Associate & PhD Student, The Ohio State University