Dear Water Institute Faculty:

This is a reminder that email letters of intent for the Water Institute Fellows program are due to me ([log in to unmask]) by the end of the day Wednesday October 27th.  Letters of intent only need to include PI name, project title and faculty team.

After we know who is planning to submit proposals we will arrange a time for a required informational  meeting on Monday November 1.

See attached document and email below for additional details.

Thanks

Wendy
 

Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-392-5893 x 2113
Email  [log in to unmask]
http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu

 


From: Graham, Wendy D.
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:30 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Cc: Graham, Wendy D.; Chadik,Paul A; CAMMY ABERNATHY; Dorsey,Alan T; Rieger,Mark W.; Kirk Hatfield; Phillips, Win
Subject: Water Institute Ph. D. Fellowship Funding Opportunity

Dear Water Institute Faculty:
 

The UF Water Institute is soliciting proposals to its new research and education initiative the Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) Program that will fund interdisciplinary faculty-graduate fellow teams to conduct integrative research in an emerging area of water science, broadly interpreted to include the social, natural, and engineering sciences. 

 

The Deans of the UF Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Chair of the Department of Environmental Engineering have committed funding for Graduate Research Fellowships in support of this program. This funding will provide a $25,000 per year stipend plus tuition waiver for 4 years to biennial cohorts of 4-5 Ph. D. students.  The Water Institute will leverage this investment by providing a competitive graduate fellow research grants program to support field, laboratory and computer analyses by the faculty/student cohort (available budget approximately $60,000 per cohort) as well as facilitating integrative activities to support their development into a cohesive interdisciplinary cadre of professional researchers (available budget approximately $40K per cohort). The Water Institute will also provide a Research Coordinator for group facilitation; assistance with design, execution and evaluation of integrative activities; and proposal-writing assistance for development of external funding for the project.

 

Funding from other Colleges/Departments affiliated with the Water Institute (i.e. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Public Health, Design Construction and Planning) through the provision of additional Graduate Research Fellowships to the cohort may be provided on a case by case basis. 

 

Please see attached document for proposal submission requirements and deadlines, as well as a more detailed description of the goals, structure, oversight and evaluation of the WIGF program.  Important dates are included below:

 

Wednesday October 27th:  Letters of Intent due to [log in to unmask]

Monday November 1st:  Required Information meeting for those submitting letters of intent

Monday November 15th: Proposals due to [log in to unmask]

 

If you have any questions about this opportunity please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

 Wendy

 

Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-392-5893 x 2113
Email  [log in to unmask]
http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu