----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 10/08/2008 09:14 AM -----
Please forward to anyone you think might be interested:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks applicants for our
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program,
?Water in the Urban Environment.? Solutions to complex problems associated
with the effect of urbanization on the water cycle require integrated
planning, economic, and ecological approaches, as well as innovations in
policy-making. This program is training a generation of Ph.D. students to
understand these linkages and to be prepared to work in multidisciplinary
teams to improve understanding and management of urban environmental
systems. This program is particularly interested in recruiting applicants
with a background or interest in environmental planning and/or policy.
The program takes advantage of the presence at UMBC of the field
headquarters of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (http://beslter.org)
, one of
two urban sites in the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research network;
partnerships with public agencies, nonprofits, and private consultants;
proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, a coastal ecosystem severely affected by
urban land use change; and closeness to Washington DC, the heart of
policy-making in the U.S.
Applicants for IGERT Traineeships must be US citizens or permanent
residents. Awardees must be accepted to one of the nine participating PhD
programs at UMBC. They will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year plus
$10,500 cost-of-education allowance.
Applications for Fall 2009 are due February 1, 2009. For further
information see http://www.umbc.edu/cuere/igert
or contact Dr. Bernadette
Hanlon, IGERT Coordinator at bhanlon1@...
, or Prof. Claire Welty,
IGERT Program Director at weltyc@...
The UMBC IGERT Program seeks the applications of minorities, women, and
individuals with disabilities.
Bernadette Hanlon, Ph.D.
IGERT Program Coordinator and Research Analyst
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Tel: (410) 455-1762
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