NSF Traineeship program (NRT), Washington State University

Description: We invite applications for a National Science Foundation-funded Research Traineeship Program entitled “Rivers, Watersheds & Communities: Training an Innovative, Cross-Sector Workforce for Equitable, Multi-Scale Decision-Making Towards Human and Ecosystem Health” (RWC) at Washington State University. The RWC program provides selected graduate students enrolled at WSU with paid traineeships that include innovative coursework and impactful community engagement experiences, resulting in a Science and Community Engagement (ScienCE) Certificate. 

Qualifications: Trainees MUST be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Applicants should be eligible for acceptance into the MS or PhD programs in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sociology, Environment and Natural Resource Sciences, or Political Science at WSU.  We are particularly seeking students from the following disciplines: water resources engineering, hydrology and watershed management, environmental science, climate science, ecology, environmental sociology, and public policy and management.  RWC Trainees must be concurrently enrolled in one of the WSU graduate programs listed above in order to receive the stipend, tuition and fees. 

To Apply: Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a resume, and letter of recommendation from an advisor through the online submission link at the WSU RWC website: https://www.NRT-RWC.wsu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue to be reviewed until a suitable cohort of students is selected. Priority deadline for applications is December 15, 2021. We anticipate selected students will officially enroll at Washington State University for a Summer Immersion Course in August 2022, and will start the RWC traineeship on August 22, 2022. For more information, please email j.boll@wsu.edu, attention Jan Boll.