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8-Week Graduate Research Internship in El Salvador

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Academic Level:
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Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Michigan Technological University, the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), and Lutheran World Relief in El Salvador are collaborating with other local partners on an international project funded by the NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Program. Funding (travel and stipend) is available for up to 10 US graduate students to conduct research in El Salvador on "Agricultural Community Adaptations to Extreme Hydrometeorological Events in Volcanic Terrains."

Year 2 cohort focuses on understanding issues of water availability, hydrology, water quality, perceptions of water resources, and the installation of hydrometeorological monitoring equipment. The knowledge gained may provide evidence to support local partners- development interventions within target communities, as well as inform project work in subsequent summer cohorts. Cohorts of 10 new students will be recruited for the following summer.

Students will participate in an 8-week summer research experience in select communities of El Salvador.

All travel expenses (subject to university and NSF policies) will be provided and a $2000 stipend to those who complete the experience.

We seek students with interdisciplinary research interests and hydrological and social science backgrounds. Students must be full-time graduate students (incoming is acceptable) and US citizens or permanent residents. Students should not have conducted research internationally, but international experience is fine.
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Application Deadline: 2/4/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Michigan Technological University (Lead)
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences

Climate Change
Climate Variability
Environmental Anthropology
Human-Environment Interactions
Hydrologic Science
International Research
Land Use Patterns

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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