U.S. Environmental Sustainability PhD Fellowships-Steinbrenner Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Steinbrenner Institute U.S. Environmental Sustainability PhD Fellowships

The Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research at Carnegie Mellon is offering competitively-awarded three-year PhD fellowships for interdisciplinary study of topics related to U.S. environmental sustainability. The Steinbrenner Institute U.S. Environmental Sustainability Fellows will receive a living stipend and full-tuition coverage, as well as $1500 per year to support travel to conferences or other research needs. With support from the Colcom Foundation, four fellowships will be awarded for PhD studies beginning in Fall 2011, and three more in Fall 2012. Example topics of interest include water resource availability with consideration of population growth and climate change; measurements and indices of resource availability (e.g., crops, natural gas, coal, minerals) coupled with “best use” of limited U.S. resources; maximum potential crop yield in the U.S. and implications for sustainable population; indices of soil quality and resilience, and relationships with land use; implications of health care policy and immigration policy on resource requirements; and others. Specific topics will be developed in collaboration with faculty advisors and the Steinbrenner Institute. Applicants with science or engineering backgrounds and analytical skills, and who have already completed a masters degree, will be most competitive. Applications for PhD study should be submitted to relevant Carnegie Mellon departments, including all of the Carnegie Mellon engineering departments. Applicants to other Carnegie Mellon departments who are interested in this fellowship program and qualified are also eligible for consideration. Applicants should apply to the Carnegie Mellon department of interest, indicate their interest in the Steinbrenner Institute U.S. Environmental Sustainability Fellowship program in their application, and notify Professor David Dzombak (dzombak@cmu.edu) of the Steinbrenner Institute when the application is submitted. Applicants should include the CV and statement of purpose from their application in the notification to Professor Dzombak. Questions about the fellowship program should be directed to Professor Dzombak.