University of Florida Water Institute - Graduate Fellows Program

Program Details: Five prestigious University of Florida Graduate Fellowship Awards are available for interdisciplinary collaborative studies on the beneficial use of reclaimed water (RW) in Florida. Specific topics for dissertation research are open, but will have a general focus on agricultural RW uses, environmental and landscape RW uses, potable RW use, engineering approaches to optimize quality and quantity of RW, and public perceptions of RW uses. Fellows will form a cohort to develop and enable interdisciplinary investigations and share learning experiences with their advisors and other faculty participating in the program. The cohort will benefit from integrative activities to enhance interdisciplinary skills, including a shared seminar course, academic journal club, joint proposal and manuscript development, and a team-building field trip to visit RW production and use sites of national significance. 

Fellowship Details: Each Fellowship provides four years of competitive 12-month stipend, plus tuition waiver and health care. 

Potential dissertation topical areas: Multiple departments at the University of Florida are involved in the program, providing opportunities for linking disciplinary work in the areas of agriculture, bioengineering, biogeochemistry, and geography. 

Information: Additional information on the 2021 University of Florida Water Institute Graduate Fellows program can be found at: Online applications are due January 15, 2021 (12:00 PM EST). Questions can be addressed to A.J. Reisginger ( and Karen Schlatter (