Scholarship available for water research in India

Scholarship available for water research in India

Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program
Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students interested in water, agriculture and related fields have an opportunity to conduct water research in India. The deadline to apply for a Water Advanced Research and Innovation scholarship is March 17.

The Government of India and its Department of Science and Technology, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum have partnered to foster cooperation between students and scientists from both countries.

The collaborative WARI Fellowship Program is a dynamic and transformative program for students pursuing advanced academic research and/or other water-related careers. This year, graduate students have the opportunity to conduct research in India through a 2017 WARI Scholarship.

The program will award five students with scholarships to India, where they will conduct research at top-level Indian institutions. Students should be enrolled at the graduate level and in a water-related program, such as agronomy, agricultural economics, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, hydrology, political science or natural resources. In addition, students' research should be clearly aligned with either the DWFI's focus areas or WARI's research categories.

Selected students will begin their research abroad in the summer of 2017 for three to six months. Financial benefits of the scholarship include a room and board stipend of $1,100 per month for accommodations in India; paid airfare up to $1,500; and a lab work stipend of up to $1,000.

Graduate students may also apply for a supplemental scholarship through Nebraska's Education Abroad. Academic credit may be awarded as part of this scholarship and should be arranged through the student's program.

Students should work with their advisers to prepare applications. The university will send all applications to partners in India, who will help select candidates and university placements based on the candidate's field of study and research interests. Students may independently arrange mentors and institutions in India, but should indicate so in the application.

Applications may be downloaded from the DWFI website and are due March 17. Please submit them via email to wari@nebraska.edu.

For questions, contact Jesse Starita at jstarita@nebraska.edu or 402-472-5317.