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 collaborative and address research and information needs voiced by the students’ project partners. The Fellowship is funded and supported by CLIMAS, the University of Arizona Office of Research, Innovation, & Impact, and the Arizona Institutes for Resilience.
The fellowship provides support for currently enrolled University of Arizona graduate students from any degree-granting program whose work is focused collaborative environmental research. 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 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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