I-WATER Student Fellow Application

The I-WATER Program IS NOT RECRUITING any new fellows at this time.

Eligibility: Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply


Please complete the following three steps:

  1. Apply directly to the department in which you wish to obtain your PhD. You can do so here. You must comply with all departmental deadlines and application procedures. Be sure to let your department know that you wish to be nominated for an NSF I-WATER IGERT Traineeship.
  2. Apply directly to the I-WATER program.  Download and complete an application form and email to:
    I-WATER@engr.ColoState.edu.
  3. Include a Department/Faculty sponsor form.  Download department/faculty form and email to:
    I-WATER@engr.ColoState.edu.

Review of applications begins on January 15th.

I-WATER Faculty Associate/Mentor Application

Eligibility: Only CSU Faculty are eligible to apply


I-WATER Fellowships are only for two years. However, the I-WATER training program is three years long. Therefore, Faculty interested in participating in the I-WATER program as Faculty Mentors must:

  1. Demonstrate that they will be able to provide funding for the third year of the training program and commit to it.
  2. Submit a research proposal that fits and furthers the goals and the research vision of the I-WATER program.

Download Faculty Mentor form and email to:
I-WATER@engr.ColoState.edu.

Review of applications begins on January 15th.

Organizing Concept

The primary mission of I-WATER is to prepare Ph.D. students to work in an interdisciplinary team-based activity. Our research themes involve interacting teams of hydrologists, meteorologists, ecologists, and management experts. I-WATER features problem-focused research to bridge basic and applied science by combining fundamental research on scientific problems with application of scientific knowledge to actual resource issues.

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