Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships
- The Texas Water Resources Institute
- Throughout the past three decades, Mills Scholarships have been awarded by the Texas Water Resources Institute with funds endowed by Mills Cox, former chair of the Texas Water Development Board. These scholarships help to fund graduate students in diverse disciplines pursuing research in water-related studies at a Texas A&M university.
- National Water Resource Institute
- NWRI awards fellowships to support master's or doctoral graduate research related to water resources. The research must pertain to NWRI's mission statement, which is to create new sources of water through research and technology and to protect the freshwater and marine environments.
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. The deadline for receipt of pre-applications is usually in November. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 20 new fellowships.. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years.
- The Tahoe-Baikal Institute's Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) is a 10-week experiential, place-based watershed education and leadership development program hosted at Lake Tahoe in the USA and Lake Baikal in southern Siberia, Russia. The program's primary themes are watershed protection, sustainable development, and cultural exchange. The program enters its 18th year in 2008 and will bring together up to eighteen young environmental leaders from North America, Russia, and other parts of the world to study environmental science and policy, participate in research and restoration projects, experience the beauty of two of the world's premier freshwater ecosystems, and make friendships to last a lifetime.
- National Science Foundation
- Graduate Research Fellowship. Deadline Early November 3-year Graduate Research Fellowship award. Applicants must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. Those eligible to apply are college seniors, first-year graduate students, and others who have completed a limited amount of graduate study in science, mathematics, or engineering.
- Ivanhoe Fellowship
- The Ivanhoe Fellowship is for M.S. Degree with Emphasis on Water Resources $5,000. Award is for needy and deserving foreign students studying towards a practical MS degree in engineering or science with an emphasis on water resources. Cannot have an MS already. Must be complemented by a student assistantship provided by the school that provides eligibility for resident tuition. To apply, a letter from the student's advisor describing the applicant's needs and qualifications should be sent to the Foundation for review. Fellowships are normally awarded at the beginning of the academic year.
- The Society of Wetland Scientists
- Has research grants for any student conducting undergraduate or graduate-level research in wetland science at an accredited college or university. Grants are intended to aid, but not to provide sole support of, student research. Because the total amount of funding requested will likely exceed available funds, proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis. No predetermined funding limit has been set; however, it is expected that the maximum award will not exceed US $ 1,500.00.
- Deadline typically in November, 3 to 4-year Graduate Research Fellowship. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 100 new fellowships. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years.
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Pictures from some of our field trips
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Looking at flow patterns in an East Texas bayou. Note tree damage from Hurricane Ike.
Looking at sundews and pitcher plants.
Plant ID can be challenging.
These snails were trying to escape the salty water after a very large rainstorm. The vegetation has still not recovered from Hurricane Ike.
Close-up of the snails. I have never seen so many in one place.
Survey for a stream restoration exercise on the Bosque River.