As population continues to grow and demands for resources increase, understanding the nexus of Food-Energy-Water Systems (FEWS) is vital to ensure the reliability and equity of access to these crucial resources. FEWS are tightly intertwined and characterized by complex tradeoffs that are not yet well understood. Understanding the demands for and tradeoffs amongst FEW resources is particularly challenging in semi-arid regions, where increasing population trends are likely to continue, and water shortage poses risks to agriculture and energy industries.
The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems (InTERFEWS) Program brings together PhD students from traditionally disparate disciplines to conduct research on key problems in the FEW nexus with a focus on water-scarce, arid regions.
The InTERFEWS Program is currently offered to Colorado State University PhD candidates entering the 1st or 2nd semester of their PhD program. In order to receive a paid stipend, trainees must be US citizens. InTERFEWS trainees will be supported for 2 years by the program, and for 1-2 years by their selected mentor. Those receiving paid stipends will receive $34,000 per year. Trainee selection criteria will be based on research interests, fit with program, and scholastic record. For best consideration to become an InTEFEWS trainee Fall of 2019, please submit your application by April 5, 2019. Applications may be considered through July of 2019.
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