Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Doctoral Traineeship: Applied Biodiversity Science, Texas A&M University

Doctoral Traineeships are available through the Applied Biodiversity Science (ABS) NSF-IGERT Program at Texas A&M University.  The vision of the ABS Program is to achieve integration between research in the natural and social sciences and on-the-ground conservation practices. Research teams of faculty mentors and students, in collaboration with partners from sites in Latin American and the US-Mexico border region, develop complementary dissertations related to two research themes: (A) Communities and Governance; and (B) Ecological Functions and Biodiversity. It is the primary goal of the ABS NSF-IGERT to train scholars prepared to understand ecological functions ecosystems and the activities and needs of surrounding communities in wider social, economic, and political contexts. The ABS NSF-IGERT Traineeships are for two years and include an annual stipend of $30,000 plus $10,500 toward cost of education (tuition, fees, health insurance, and other benefits), as well as funding for field research and participation in a field course in the Peruvian Amazon. [more information]

Deadline: January 20, 2010

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