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Student Information

Undergraduate Student Opportunities

FRI Undergraduate Research Program in Food Safety

Each summer, FRI supports talented UW–Madison undergraduate students seeking a B.S. degree as FRI Research Scholars. The students train in the research laboratory of an FRI mentor and learn about current food safety issues through weekly seminars.

2021 Summer Program - Applications due Feb. 12, 2021
Dates: May 24–July 30, 2021
  • View the flyer for more information
  • To apply, Please e-mail the following to Adam Borger:
    1. A letter stating your interest and experience in food microbiology and how the program will help you achieve your career goals.
    2. A resume.
    3. The name of your proposed mentor who agrees to support your project in his or her lab — See the FRI website for possible mentors and their research programs.
    4. An unofficial transcript.
    5. An “Instructor Evaluation Form,” to be filled out by a professor or laboratory instructor able to evaluate your strengths and capabilities. Please have the evaluator send this form directly to Adam Borger.
Past Trainees and Projects

For more information about the FRI Undergraduate Research Program, contact Adam Borger at or 608-263-7062.

Graduate Student Opportunities

The Food Research Institute does not directly grant degrees, but graduate students can study to earn the M.S. or Ph.D. degree under FRI faculty from these departments and programs:

Graduate admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

ARYZTACampbell Soup CompanyCoca-ColaFonterraGeneral MillsGreat Lakes CheeseHormel Foods (Jennie-O Turkey Store)KerryKraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Foods)Leprino FoodsOSIPepsiCoSchreiber FoodsSugar CreekSwift Prepared FoodsTyson