Call for Applicants to Grant Funded Graduate Training Program

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The Team-TERRA transdisciplinary graduate training program at the University of Connecticut is seeking prospective and existing Ph.D. students from a variety of disciplines in a newly NSF funded transdisciplinary training program. The team-based, interdisciplinary training addresses complex risks spread across urbanizing landscapes to the nexus of food, energy, water, and ecosystems. As part of the training program, trainees will work in diverse teams to predict and solve the complex problems of the future in regions that are urbanizing and stretched to both provide the essentials for human wellbeing while maintaining the many benefits of biodiversity and natural ecosystems.

The training program consists of a 2-year sequence of coursework, teamwork, a real-world internship, and associated workshops. Successful applicants will learn highly sought-after skills in risk analysis, management, and communication; landscape analysis and decision support tools embedded in geographic information systems; and how to lead and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. The trainees will independently complete and work toward departmental and university dissertation requirements. Funding is available for 1-year stipends, travel, in addition to departmental funding opportunities.

If interested, contact the program coordinator, or any of our faculty to let them know you are interested in applying to Team-TERRA. You can find more information about the program in the attached brochure and on the Team-TERRA website.

For students entering the Team-TERRA program either fall 2022, (existing UConn students) or fall 2023 cohort (students applying for admission to UConn), applications will be reviewed starting on February 1st, 2022, with priority given to those applications that are received prior to February 1st, 2022. Rolling admission will continue until May 1st, 2022.

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