Water Institute Faculty and Students,

Please see opportunity for UF graduate students to apply to the USGS  Science to Action (S2A) Fellowship<> program detailed below.

UF is a member of the SE CASC consortium and as such all UF graduated students are eligible to apply.

Please contact  Aranzazu Lascurain, Assistant University Director for the SE CASC program for additional information  ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>)

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 352-294-7741
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Subject: Science to Action Fellows Program Now Open

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Please share with your students. We've had two former fellows receive this fellowship,  Megan Johnson and Lise Montefiore-- should any of your students have questions.

About the Fellowship: Statements of Interest due 1/21/2022.

The Science to Action (S2A) Fellowship<> was developed to:

  *   Expose graduate students to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) through the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center<> (NCASC), whose mission is to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques to help natural and cultural resource managers anticipate and adapt to the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, and ecosystems.
  *   Support graduate students in developing policy-relevant product(s) related to the impacts of and adaptation strategies for climate change on fish, wildlife, their habitats, and users. This work should put science into action, applying scientific research directly to natural resource decision making. It may be related to the graduate student’s own research, and if so, may present a unique opportunity to share research with a broader community of decision makers.
  *   Provide students the opportunity to interact with the USGS community and others outside of academia.

During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to graduate students at Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs)<> Consortium Institutions who are students for the entire fellowship year (special circumstances otherwise considered). To view the list of consortium institutions for each CASC, please check out our CASC pages<> and the CASC Network map<>. Applicants may be Master’s or Doctoral students at any stages of their research program. Preference will be given to applicants with a clear research - management/policy link.

Financial Award: Up to two fellows will be selected, annually, to receive a financial award of $10,000* each. The financial award is intended to support the additional efforts undertaken by the Fellow for the S2A project, not as a graduate stipend, tuition, or other university funding.

Mentoring Experience: Each Fellow will work closely with his/her university mentor (typically, the applicant’s graduate program advisor) and a mentor from the CASCs (matched to applicants by the CASCs after the Statement of Interest stage; see below for more information).

Fellowship Duration and Location: The fellowship experience will last one year (start date is flexible within funded year, starting May at the earliest). During this time, the Fellow will be expected to work at a CASC with a CASC mentor for two months (typically summer; specific dates are flexible; virtual options considered as appropriate) but may remain at his/her host institution for the rest of the term.

Questions? Please direct questions about the fellowship program to Dr. Abigail Lynch, NCASC Research Fish Biologist, [log in to unmask]<>.

SE Climate Adaptation Science Center
Aranzazu Lascurain,
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Assistant University Director
NC State University
127 David Clark Labs, Campus Box 7617
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617 | Phone: 919.515.7687<> & @se_casc
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