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])
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
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:
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.