University of Florida Water Institute PhD Fellowship , USA

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University of Florida Water Institute PhD Fellowship

The University of Florida Water Institute is seeking 6 highly motivated doctoral-degree students for Fellowships that provide an annual stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance for 4 years starting fall term 2017.

These PhD students will work collaboratively within this interdisciplinary team of Fellows and their faculty advisors. The focus project takes a comprehensive systems approach to analysis of interbasin transfer of surface water into the Tempisque River watershed in Costa Rica. This water transfer has altered hydrology, land use, economic structure, and health of the downstream Palo Verde wetland in the Tempisque watershed.

The student’s dissertation research will collectively contribute to identifying strategies to achieve watershed resilience by addressing hydrology, ecology and climate as well as social, cultural and legal aspects of the system.

University of Florida Water Institute PhD Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants should have a strong demonstrated interest in water issues and either a Master’s degree in natural sciences, social sciences, or engineering, or a JD degree. Exceptional students with a Bachelor’s degree plus research experience in an appropriate discipline will also be considered. Persons from groups under-represented in science and engineering professions are encouraged to apply.

In order to be awarded one of these Fellowships, you must be selected by one of the following UF faculty, who would then be your major advisor :

  • Principal Investigator: Rachata Muneepeerakul ( Agricultural and Biological Engineering )
  • Christine Angelini ( Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment )
  • Jeffrey Johnson ( Anthropology )
  • Gregory Kiker ( Agricultural and Biological Engineering, School of Natural Resources & Environment )
  • Rafael Muñoz-Carpena ( Agricultural and Biological Engineering )
  • Peter Waylen ( Geography )

Thomas Ankersen ( Law ) and Alfredo Garcia ( Industrial and Systems Engineering ) are also participating faculty in this project, but will not be major advisors to a WIGF student Fellow.

Candidates are encouraged to introduce yourself to the faculty member in your area of interest prior to submitting this application.