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First contact a SAFER member that you would be interested in working with to discuss your research interests and potential participation in the program. If they agree to act as your graduate supervisor, you will be asked to submit a dossier to the program coordinator, as well as apply to the graduate program at the university you will be attending.

To apply, please send the following to the SAFER Program Coordinator (

i)   One-page essay outlining the student’s professional goals

ii)  Reference letter from an academic supervisor

iii) Transcripts

iv) Two-minute video describing how the student will contribute to the program

The Science Committee will review applicant files and rank students based on suitability including academic merit, experience in fertilizer or related industry, consistency with program goals, communication and personal skills (video), and gender equity.