A call for applications for the inaugural Claire M. Hubbard Water, Climate and Health Fellowship is now open through Jan. 29.
UNMC faculty who are not currently receiving graduate student or postdoctoral scholar support from the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) are eligible to submit applications for master's and postdoctoral student support.
The fellowships are supported through the Water, Climate and Health Program in the UNMC College of Public Health and DWFI at the University of Nebraska.
Multiple awards of up to $17,500 each will be awarded to support graduate students, either master's degree or doctorate, for fiscal year 2021-2022, with the requirement that these funds are to be matched one to one by funds secured by the faculty applicant to cover the costs of maintaining a graduate student for a year or more.
Faculty will be eligible for subsequent years of funding (up to two years for master's students or three years for doctoral students), based upon an annual review of the student's research project and progress toward completion.
Potential research topics of interest to the institute include but are not limited to:
- Link between water quality and pediatric cancer or birth defects.
- Health outcomes related to flooding or drought.
- Mapping of at-risk populations and environmental exposures.
- The impact of technology, such as precision application of nitrogen fertilizer, on soil and water quality.
Award notifications will be announced March 5. Applications can be submitted here.