Dear Water Institute Faculty:


The UF Water Institute is soliciting proposals to the Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) Program that will fund a second interdisciplinary faculty-graduate fellow team beginning Fall 2013 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 Directors of the School of Natural Resources and the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment 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 a cohort of 4-6 Ph. D. students.  The Water Institute will leverage this investment by facilitating integrative activities to support their development into a cohesive interdisciplinary cadre of professional researchers. The Water Institute will provide a Research Coordinator for group facilitation; assistance with design, funding, 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 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:


Thursday August 30th, 2012: Letters of Intent due to [log in to unmask]

Thursday September 6th, 2012 Information meeting for those submitting letters of intent

Monday October 1st, 2012: Proposals due to [log in to unmask]


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




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
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