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 an interdisciplinary team on a project that takes a systems approach to analysis of interbasin water transfer into the Tempisque River watershed in Costa Rica. This water transfer has altered hydrology, land use, community economic structure, and health of the downstream Palo Verde wetland.
Each student will develop a selected disciplinary expertise on the system while becoming well-rounded and knowledgeable in all other disciplinary aspects of the project. We will look especially for candidates eager to work across disciplines and willing to become proficient in Spanish.
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. For more information and to apply for a Fellowship, go to http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/WIGF/2017Cohort/Overview_2017.html.