Tuesday, September 12, 2006


SCHOLARSHIPS: Watson International Scholars of the Environment Program

The Watson Scholars program brings environmental leaders from university faculties, governments, and nongovernmental organizations throughout the developing world to Brown University for advanced training in land-change sciences and policies, providing them with tools to enhance the sustainable development capacity in their countries. Participants are expected to be at a mid-point within their careers in environmental science, policy, and technology fields.

The program offers an intensive program in sustainable land-use science to provide mastery of critical concepts, relevant tools, and transferable processes necessary for successfully managing land and ecosystems.

The opportunity for participants entails increased levels of effectiveness, informing sound decision-making by enhancing abilities to rapidly integrate data from across disciplines. Investment in these leaders is strategic: participants are men and women capable of creating lasting and immediately favorable impacts on the sustainable development of their home institutions, eco-regions, and nations.

The program seeks individuals who want to forge new linkages among ideas and issues, to develop networks among leaders facing similar land-use issues, and to explore alliances with relevant colleagues and institutions for improved personal and institutional effectiveness in meeting the needs of humanity.

See http://www.watsoninstitute.org/ge/watson_scholars/ for more information. Application deadline is 15 October 2006.

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