Food Research Institute accepting applications for 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Food Safety

The Food Research Institute (FRI) is currently accepting applications for its 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Food Safety. The program, which runs May 28 – July 26, 2024, provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore the field of food safety.

Participating students perform basic and applied microbiological research studying different microbes that impact food safety and human health in the laboratory of FRI faculty members. Each week, the students learn from field experts about how microbiology and food safety affect the food industry. Students also get the opportunity to visit Wisconsin food manufacturers to hear how food safety impacts their production.

Participants write research reports as well as present a brief seminar of their work at the conclusion of the program. Participants who complete all required portions of the program will receive a $5,000 stipend.

Applications for the program are due Feb. 9, 2024. For more information about the FRI Summer Undergraduate Research Program and to apply, visit or contact Adam Borger at (608) 263-7062 or