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K-State’s Urban Food Systems team is seeking to hire 12 fully funded graduate research assistants (GRAs) to work on a transdisciplinary urban food systems research project.

GRAs will be hired in the areas of horticulture, economics, entomology, landscape architecture, planning, social science, soil science, computer science, civil engineering and geography. Students will earn an M.S. degree in horticulture with an emphasis in urban food systems, or an M.S. degree in their home discipline as well as a graduate certificate or specialization in Urban Food Systems. This is a unique opportunity to work with a diverse cohort of faculty and other graduate students to contribute toward more resilient and equitable food systems through transdisciplinary research.

The successful candidates will start in January 2024 and may be located at the main campus in Manhattan or at the K-State Olathe campus in the Kansas City metro area. Students will gain valuable skills working on a transdisciplinary project with graduate students and faculty from 14 different departments and six colleges at Kansas State University, as well as community partners. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in and help to deliver the Urban Food Systems Symposium in 2026 in Kansas City. The assistantship includes an annual stipend and tuition support.

Specific disciplines, projects, locations and contact persons are listed below.

If you have general questions, please contact Semra Fetahovic via email at

K-State Olathe
22201 W. Innovation Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061-1304

913-541-1488 fax