EGU logo

European Geosciences Union

Ph.D. Fellowships in High Latitude Hydrology

Ph.D. Fellowships in High Latitude Hydrology

University of Florida Water Institute logo

University of Florida Water Institute

Currently ranked in the top 20 of U.S. public universities, UF is a leading research institution with more than 200 outstanding opportunities for a graduate education. Whether it’s a career in academia, business, a specific industry, government or for a non-profit, UF masters and Ph.D. students are all making a big impact for the Gator Good.

Created in 2006 the Water Institute brings together talent from throughout the University to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach programs. The Water Institute Graduate Fellows program supports interdisciplinary faculty-graduate fellow teams to conduct integrative research in an emerging area of water science, including the social, natural, and engineering sciences. Fellows benefit from international field experiences and integrative activities that enhance interdisciplinary skills.


Gainesville, FL, United States


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Student / Graduate / Internship


Preferred education

Application deadline
16 January 2019

13 November 2018

Job description

The University of Florida Water Institute Graduate Fellows Program (WIGF) is offering six Fellowships for interdisciplinary collaborative studies in Greenland. Specific topics for dissertation research are open but will have a general focus on consequences of changing hydrology, ecology, and geochemistry with ice retreat. Initial studies will be linked to on-going work around the towns of Kangerlussuaq, Sisimiut, Nuuk, and Narsarsuaq, but efforts may expand to other regions, depending on student and faculty research interests. Fellows will form a cohort to develop and enable interdisciplinary investigations and shared field experiences with their advisors and other faculty participating in the program. The cohort will benefit from integrative activities to enhance interdisciplinary skills, a key component of which is developing expertise in environmental civics (i.e. leadership, public outreach, communications, and civic engagement).

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

Multiple units at the University of Florida are involved in the program, providing opportunities for linking disciplinary work focused in hydrology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, high-latitude community and ecosystem ecology, with a focus on bacteria, algae, and bryophytes, and coastal hydrodynamics. The research could occur on glaciers, in pro-glacial landscapes, and in fjord and coastal systems.

How to apply

More information on the program and how to apply can be found here: