Dr JoAnn Canales will be the PI on The CULTIVAR Project: Connecting
Underrepresented Latinos To Integrate Values and Academic Resources,
a USDA funded grant award to recruit young Hispanic scholars to pursue
a professional and or academic career in the food and agricultural sciences.
Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi has partnered with the American Association
of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and the USDA- National Institute of Food
and Agriculture to sponsor a Master's Thesis Award Program to be awarded at the
annual AAHHE meeting in March as well as sponsor a Career Preparation Institute.
The Cultivar Project is innovative in its synergistic approach to combining award
programs, graduate fellows programs, mentoring programs, career preparation institutes,
and internships. The program is intended to nurture 50 individuals, over the course of
two years, from a graduate degree program to the doctoral and or workplace program with
emphasis on preparing the professionals for their career.
- August 24, 2012- First Deadline for Submission
- Early Bird Registration for
AAHHE Conference - TBD
- 8th Annual AAHHE Conference, March 28 - 30, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, TX