NRWD Fellowship

Natural Resources Workforce Development Fellowship

The Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (SW CASC) Natural Resources Workforce Development (NRWD) Fellowship was developed to provide graduate students with opportunities for training and practice in developing use-inspired and actionable science to inform natural resource management decisions. Each year, the fellowship will have a different science theme. For example, the science theme for the 2019-2020 NRWD Fellowship is improved understanding of the linkages between the management of headwater ecosystems and downstream water resources.


The fellowship is open to graduate students enrolled in research-based thesis or dissertation-granting programs at the seven SW CASC consortium institutions (see map below). One applicant from each institution will be selected to take part in each fellowship cohort. Fellows will work as a team to conduct research, and are required to attend monthly cohort teleconferences and two in-person meetings, submit a news item for the SW CASC website, and submit a written report of results and findings. Funding for successful applicants includes a stipend of $5,000, with an additional travel allowance of $1000 for each Fellows cohort meeting that occurs away from their home campus.


Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle will open in January of 2020. Check back here at that time for information on how to apply.