Applicants are sought to a new NSF-funded graduate traineeship at the University of Montana, UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus. Fellowships are available for PhD and MS students in STEM disciplines. Among the participating departments and associated faculty at UM are the following: Geosciences (P. Gardner, M. Maneta, A. Wilcox), Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences (A. Ballantyne), and Forest Management (Jensco). Additional information, including contact information for participating faculty and application requirements, can be found at http://www.umt.edu/bridges/.
Fellows will receive generous stipend, tuition waiver, and research support (travel, supplies); take coursework on the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus and workshops to develop professional and research skills; participate in other NRT activities; and conduct disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in consultation with their graduate advisor. General research themes may include but are not limited to FEW issues and tradeoffs in river and rangeland systems; energy transitions and implications for agriculture and water; drought management in the face of climate change uncertainty; and tribal and indigenous issues at the FEW nexus. We especially seek applicants with an interest in developing process-based research in hydrology, geomorphology, and biogeosciences as applied to the FEW nexus, who have strong quantitative and writing skills, and who will broaden participation in STEM. The University of Montana is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.