[URBANTH-L]NSF IGERT Traineeship Funding: Water in the Urban Environment

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Wed Aug 22 13:23:53 EDT 2007

NSF IGERT Traineeship Opportunity
Deadline: February 1, 2008

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 ecological, 
economic and engineering approaches, as well as innovations in 
policy-making. This program is training a generation of graduate students to 
understand these linkages and to be prepared to work in multidisciplinary 
teams to improve understanding and management of urban environmental 
systems. The program is centered on three interwoven themes: (1) urban 
hydrology and contaminant transport; (2) urban biogeochemical cycles, 
aquatic ecosystems, and human health; and (3) urban water policy, 
management, and institutions.
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; and 
proximity to the Chesapeake Bay, a coastal ecosystem severely affected by 
urban land use change.

Applicants for IGERT Traineeships must be US citizens or permanent 
residents. Awardees accepted to one of the nine participating PhD programs 
will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year plus $10,500 cost-of-education 
allowance. Applications for Fall 2008 are due February 1, 2008. For further 
information see http://www.umbc.edu/cuere/igert or contact Bernadette 
Hanlon, IGERT Coordinator at bhanlon1 at umbc.edu, or Prof. Claire Welty, IGERT 
Program Director at weltyc at umbc.edu.
The UMBC IGERT Program seeks the applications of minorities, women, and 
individuals with disabilities.

Bernadette Hanlon
Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
(410) 455-1762
Email: bhanlon1 at umbc.edu
Visit the website at http://www.umbc.edu/cuere/igert 

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