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CLIMAS Environment & Society Graduate Fellow Program

The Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) is now accepting applications for the Environment & Society Graduate Fellows Program (previously the Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program) for funding during January-December 2018. 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 will be awarded in 2018. The Environment & Society Fellows Program is supported by the University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery, & Innovation and CLIMAS.

Applications for the 2018 fellowship are due on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  For more details:

Excerpts from Blog Posts by CLIMAS Graduate Fellows: (visit the CLIMAS blog to read more)


Climate and Water Resources of the Chuska Mountains - Becky Brice

In the fall of 2015, I began working with the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources, Water Management Branch, to address water resource management questions they had about the Chuska Mountains. These mountains are the only native headwaters on the Navajo Nation, where water scarcity impacts Navajo tradition, culture and livelihood. Since our initial discussions, Water Management Branch staff and I have collaboratively developed guiding research questions about past changes in water and climate, and what they might mean for the future. (read more)

Climate Change in the Kaipara Catchment - Danielle Johnson

I’ve tagged along on environmental monitoring patrols, ridden in logging trucks with forestry workers, played cow wrangler on a dairy farm, photographed coastal erosion from the back of a four-wheel-drive that smelled of turkeys, and attended a conference on the well-being of eels. I’ve had conversations on boats and beaches, in fields and farmhouses, by lakes, in rivers, cars and marae (meeting houses). This is what happens when an anthropologist is on the case. (read more)