The Environment & Society Fellowship was created in 2013 as a funding opportunity for graduate students to practice use-inspired research and science communication. The Fellowship supports projects that connect social or physical sciences, the environment, and decision-making. Projects must be use-inspired and address research and information needs voiced by the students’ project partners. The Fellowship is funded and supported by the University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, & Innovation and CLIMAS.
The fellowship provides support for currently enrolled University of Arizona graduate students from any degree-granting program whose work is focused on the nexus of environmental research and decision making. Up to four fellowships in the amount of $4,750 each are awarded annually. Project examples include: developing informational or decision-support tools, generating outreach activities based on environmental research, examining societal impacts of environmental change, analyzing the vulnerability and resilience of people and/or ecosystems, and conducting environmental science research for specific stakeholder needs. More broadly, proposals should fall under one or more of these categories: scoping research, dissertation/thesis work, a discrete 1-year project, outreach, and/or network building. The fellowship is open to students conducting research anywhere in the world.
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