The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 “Applied Science, Law, and Policy: Fellowship in Food Protection” program.
This program is “designed to provide a select group of future leaders from the state and local food protection community with an intense professional development experience focused on critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.” 

The fellowship is intended for state, local, tribal, and territorial food regulatory professionals in the journey (2-5 years experience) and technical (5-10 years experience) profession levels.
The Fellowship in Food Protection is a series of three week-long training sessions that will be held at IFPTI in Battle Creek, Michigan over the course of one year beginning in August, 2012.
The sessions are divided in the following subjects: 1) Applied Law, 2) Compliance, 3) Policies & Strategies, 4) The Impact of Science, 5) Food Systems Control Applications, and 6) Prevention, Intervention, and Response.  The Fellows will also complete research projects during the course of the year and will present their findings at the annual AFDO Conference.
The program overview and applications are available online on the Fellowship page. IFPTI will reimburse all appropriate program-related travel expenses including airfare, hotel, and meals.
Application deadline is March 1, 2012. Notification and confirmation of selected participants is May 15, 2012.