Updated Application Deadline

Due to extenuating circumstances of the Corvid-19 pandemic, we have extended the application deadline. Please stay in close contact with ERI as the situation continues to develop.

Deadline to apply is April 17th at 5pm

Description

The Environmental Resilience Institute and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs invite proposals for summer inter-disciplinary graduate fellowships that advance resilience and sustainability research. Developing ways to adapt to environmental change, and to create innovative solutions to minimize its consequences, will be enhanced by integrating scholarship across disciplines. The ERI Graduate Fellows program helps foster a community of students engaged in the science, politics, economics, culture, and ethics of environmental change.

Graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. level are eligible for selection as a fellow if they are engaged in a cross-disciplinary research project, AND are advised by faculty members from two different disciplines. Students from all schools are eligible. Applicants may request up to $8000 in funding to support projects, with the option of an additional $4000 to support work conducted by an undergraduate. Funds may be used to support summer research (including stipend), travel to field sites, and other research-related needs. Preference will be given to projects that include an undergraduate researcher.

Application Process

Deadline for applications is Monday April 17th at 5:00pm. Applicants are asked to provide submission as a single PDF file containing the following.

  • A project statement of no more than two pages that describes the proposed project and how it relates to environmental resilience and sustainability. If support for an undergraduate student is requested, their role in the research should be described.
  • Letters of recommendation from two faculty who will serve as advisors; the two advisors must represent different disciplines. If an undergraduate is involved in the project, the letters should also attest to the ability of the graduate student to act as a mentor. (letters may be emailed independently to ERI’s Program Manager)
  • A budget outlining how funds will be used
  • A graduate student CV
  • Unofficial transcripts for both the graduate and undergraduate students

ERI Contact

Please contact the ERI Program Manager, Jonah Fogel (jfogel@virginia.edu) with questions or concerns.