Doctoral Fellows – Three four-year fellowships, including stipend, tuition, and fees, are available for PhD students in any discipline within Watershed Sciences.
Colorado River Scholarship – Four-year scholarships, including stipend, tuition, fees, and research support, are available for PhD students whose focus is the application of science to the management of the rivers of the Colorado River watershed. Applicants are welcome in the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic ecology, fisheries, riparian ecology, or water supply policy. Information about the Center for Colorado River Studies and the Doctoral Fellow program can be found at https://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/colorado_river_studies/)
Climate Adaptation Science – For students admitted to the graduate program, one-year fellowships are available to support participation in the Climate Adaptation Science program, a traineeship that combines interdisciplinary research, work-place experience, instruction, and collaboration among scientists, land and resource managers, policy-makers, trainees, and citizen stakeholders. (https://climateadaptation.usu.edu/admission/program-description/)
Where to start: contact a faculty member with whom you would like to study. Graduate admissions in the Department of Watershed Sciences requires faculty sponsorship and funding (http://qcnr.usu.edu/wats/people/faculty)
Watershed Sciences is a multidisciplinary department in the Quinney College of Natural Resources. Our faculty conduct research in geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic ecology, limnology, fish ecology, wetland ecology, water quality, biogeochemistry, and paleoecology. We find collaborative opportunities in addressing problems of management and restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Utah State University is Utah’s land-grant university with a student body of over 24,000 in 42 departments and 8 academic colleges. USU is well situated for research on streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, and their catchments, which span desert to alpine environments. The main campus is located in Logan, nestled against the Bear River Range in scenic Cache Valley. This is a semi-rural mountain basin with a population of 120,000 and nearby ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing many recreational opportunities.