The University of Idaho has been awarded a five-year grant by the National Science Foundation’s Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program.
"Adaptation to change in water resources: science to inform decision-making across disciplines, cultures and scales."
The project will support 24 doctoral students who will work in interdisciplinary teams. Faculty participants include members from seven colleges and 12 departments/programs at the University of Idaho, and four institutions in Chile and Canada.
The first doctoral traineeships will start June 1, 2014. We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2014 admission. The second cohort will begin June 1, 2015. Learn more about how to apply for summer 2015 admission.
Note: All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or possessions.
: We are recruiting Masters students (and exceptional students with a Bachelors) with a background in the water sciences, environmental science, ecology, climate science, and related fields.
: The goal of this project is to study impacts of climate change and population dynamics on physical, ecological, and socio-economic systems, and integrate these to formulate proactive adaptation scenarios for the Columbia River Basin.
: Trainees will work in the headwater basins of the Columbia River Basin of the Pacific Northwest US and Canada, and will participate in an immersion course in the Biobío River Basin in Chile.
: Climate change and human population dynamics now alter water resource systems throughout the world. Their combined effects are unlike any the human race has experienced in recent history. These two complex stressors are so interrelated, and their effects so wide-ranging, that we cannot address them in disciplinary isolation.
: The first traineeships will start June 1, 2014. Application review for the second round of traineeships will begin after December 15, 2014 and interviews will be scheduled for January 2015.