Friday, January 19, 2007
University of Wisconsin faculty working on issues of vulnerability and sustainability of the global environment were recently awarded an IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education, Research, and Training) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will provide two years of support to a small number of exceptional Ph.D. students and will establish a new graduate Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE). The CHANGE program involves faculty members in departments ranging across atmospheric and oceanic sciences, ecology, environmental studies, veterinary medicine to sociology. Features of the CHANGE-IGERT: Provides a two year stipend, tuition, and health insurance for 3-4 CHANGE Fellows each year. CHANGE Fellows are students who have been admitted to a UW-Madison Ph.D. program and have separately applied to receive IGERT support. View our CHANGE Fellows page for more information on these opportunities. Note: Only U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents can be funded as CHANGE Fellows. The program also incorporates a graduate certificate Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE) that can be added to any graduate degree in an environmentally related discipline. For more information, view the Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment web page: http://www.sage.wisc.edu/IGERT/certificate.html.