2015 ND WRRI Fellowship Program

At this time, the Institute Directors have been instructed by the USGS, the funding source, to plan on Congress funding the Institutes fully and on a 104b (Fellowship program for us) in FY15. We may have to modify the proposal later depending on what the Congress does regarding funding.


Scholarship Duration and Amount

Full year research:   March 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016
One Semester plus Summer: 7.5 to 8 months May 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
Summer research:   Three months between May 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015

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.

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 not later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 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 an original and four copies of 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. Also send an electronic copy in Word for Windows format to G.Padmanabhan@ndsu.edu

Consult the Guidelines for preparation of applications.

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