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Apply to attend the Global Youth Institute

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture will select and send two Saskatchewan students and their teacher/mentor to represent the province at the 23rd annual Global Youth Institute from October 19-21, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Each year, more than 200 exceptional high school students from across the world are selected to participate in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. 


1. Guidance

The Global Youth Institute provides students and their teachers with opportunities to connect with other students and teachers from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.  Students will have a chance to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts. 

Selected students will be required to prepare a guided research paper on the theme of global food security prior to the event.  Visit the Global Youth Institute website for more information about the event.


2. Eligibility

Saskatchewan students currently in Grade 8 to 11, with a keen interest in agriculture and food security, are eligible to apply.  Students must have a teacher/mentor who is willing to support their application and accompany them to the event, if selected.

Students must have a teacher/mentor who is willing to support their application and accompany them to the event, if selected.


3. How To Apply

To apply, students must complete and submit the attached application form to by May 20, 2017.

The application form includes a few basic questions about the student and the accompanying teacher.  Students must also provide a 300-350 word abstract for the research paper they are expected to write if selected to represent Saskatchewan.  This abstract should introduce the country of focus, the key factor affecting food security, and propose a thesis statement.  Guided instructions for research paper content can be found on The World Food Prize website.

Winners will be selected and notified by June 13, 2017, and must complete their research paper, with the support of their teacher, and finalize their registration by August 1, 2017.

What should my application be about?

Criteria for the research paper can be found under the paper instructions on the World Food Prize website

Check out the papers written last year by the students who were selected to attend the Global Youth Institute:

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