2012 ND WRRI Fellowship Program

The ND Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) announces its 2012 Graduate Research Fellowship program. Projects proposed for fellowship support should relate to water resources research issues in the state or region. Regional, state, or local collaboration or co-funding will strengthen an application.


Scholarship Duration and Amount

Full year research stipend:   March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013
One Semester plus Summer Stipend: 7.5 to 8 months May 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
Summer research stipend:   Three months between May 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012
Stipend amount:    $800 to $1,000 per month for M.S. students and $1,000 to $1,400 for Ph.D. students depending on funding availability.   

Each year, the institute must wait for Congress and the President to approve the USGS budget with the National Water Institutes program funding included in it. It is highly likely (but not guaranteed) that Institute funding will continue at least at the level of 2011.

The general criteria used for proposal evaluation include: scientific merit, originality of research, research related to state and/or region, and extent of regional, state or local collaboration and/or co-funding.

Application Deadline and Submission

Applications are due in the office of the director not later than 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2011. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of faculty and state water resources research professionals. Announcement of awards will be made by early January.

Send your applications to Linda Charlton-Gunderson, ND Water Resources Research Institute, North Dakota State University, Department Number 2030, Family Life Center (FLC320), P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.

Consult the Guidelines for Preparation of Applications. Fellowships have matching requirements.

Information for Proposal Preparation

"Leveraging" Funding

It is strongly recommended that advisors/students consult personnel from:

Reporting requirements

Fellows will be asked to summarize their project at three times during the year and a final technical completion report within 3 months of their completion of Fellowship:

Advisor's Responsibility