Program Objective

A Ph.D. fellowship opportunity and course of study developed under this Water, Climate and Health (WCH) IGERT will train a corps students to assess threats to water resources and health posed by climate change, and to develop innovative adaptive strategies that respond to these threats. Over 20 world-renowned faculty are directly involved in this IGERT, to give students individualized, interdisciplinary research mentorship. IGERT fellows will learn how to apply new skills to practical problems with real data through a place-based capstone course centering on the three diverse watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Peruvian Amazon, and Nile River basin

WCH IGERT Fellows will receive an annual $30,000 stipend and full support for tuition, fees, and health insurance for 2 years, external internships, funding for conference travel, and ongoing assistance through a number of professional development and communications initiatives. Other support opportunities will be available beyond the IGERT for the completion of degrees within participating departments.

Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for NSF IGERT financial support.


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