2019-2020 Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) Natural Resources Workforce Development (NRWD) Fellowship

Opportunity Type: 
Other
Location of Opportunity: 
Both On and Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

Opportunity Description: 

This fellowship has been developed to provide graduate students with opportunities for training and practice in developing use-inspired and actionable science to inform natural resource management decisions. The science theme for the 2019-2020 NRWD Fellowship is improved understanding of the linkages between the management of headwater ecosystems and downstream water resources.

One applicant from each of the seven SW CASC consortium institutions (see map) will be selected to take part in the 2019-2020 fellowship cohort. Funding for successful applicants includes a stipend of $5,000, with an additional travel allowance of $1000 for each cohort meeting that occurs away from their home campus.

Time Commitment: 

September 2019 - September 2020

Paid Position: 
N/A
Compensation: 

Funding for successful applicants includes a stipend of $5,000, with an additional travel allowance of $1000 for each cohort meeting that occurs away from their home campus.

How to apply: 

Requirements:

- Be currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. degree-granting program at one of the SW CASC consortium institutions

- Be a student in good standing and progressing toward completion of their degree.

- Be able to attend two in-person multi-day cohort meetings (Fall 2019 [start of the fellowship] and Fall 2020 [to report results of cohort projects]), and monthly cohort teleconferences.

- Demonstrate the relevance of their research to the 2019-2020 SW CASC NRWD Fellowship Science Theme.

Application Checklist:

1) In no more than 600 words, provide:

- A concise description of your research interests and relevance to the fellowship science theme 

- A concise description of how a SW CASC NWRD Fellowship will strengthen your research and/or overall career goals

- A concise description of your interest in a collaborative experience as part of a cohort

- A description of a desired and feasible connection with a natural resource management decision-maker. Natural resource management decision-makers may include personnel in federal, tribal, state or city agencies, non-governmental organizations, private landowners

2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae. Please include a brief synopsis of any prior work with decision-makers. 

3) One letter of support from your graduate advisor, that endorses your application and demonstrates the advisor’s support of your aim to garner training and develop experience in producing use-inspired or actionable science and outreach, related to natural resource management issues articulated in the fellowship science theme.

Mechanics of the Application, Evaluation Criteria and Deadlines:

- Applications are due no later than March 22, 2019.

- Submit all documents in one pdf. o Applications must be submitted via email, to agovert@email.arizona.edu.

- Questions: Anita Govert, agovert@email.arizona.edu, or 520-626-8524.

- A SW CASC panel will evaluate the applications, based on: Match between your research area and the fellowship science theme , your articulation of how the fellowship, and collaborative cohort experience will strengthen your research and/or career goals, the letter of support, your articulation of potential connections with natural resource management decision-makers

Applicants will be informed no later than May 1, 2019.