University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Water research institute invites research fellowship applications

The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute invites applications for its 2013 Graduate Research Fellowship program.

NDSU and UND graduate students who are conducting or planning research in water resources can apply for fellowships of varying duration – three months to one year. In the past, fellowship awards for master’s degree students have been in the range of $800 to $1,000 and for doctoral students it has been $1,000 to $1,400 per month. The fellowship funds must be applied between March 1, 2013, and Feb. 28, 2014. A technical completion report co-written by the fellow and the adviser is expected of each fellowship research project.

Research proposed for fellowship support should relate to water resources issues in the state or region. Regional, state or local collaborations or co-funding will strengthen an application. Fellowships have a matching requirement of two non-federal dollars to one federal dollar. At the time of applying, applicants should have a plan of study filed and/or should have a thesis research topic selected. Applications need to be prepared in consultation with advisers. Advisers of the applicant should co-sign the applications. Applications from students and advisers who have not met the reporting requirements of their previous fellowship projects will not be considered for funding.

The general criteria used for proposal evaluation include scientific merit, originality, research related to state or region, and extent of regional, state or local collaboration and/or co-funding. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of state water resources professionals.

Announcement of awards will be made by early January subject to the appropriation of funds for the FY 2013 program by the federal government. Consult the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute web site at for background information on the program and guidelines for preparation of applications.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Submit original and four hard copies of applications to Linda Charlton, Family Life Center room 320, NDSU Dept. 2030, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050 and an electronic copy in Word format to

For additional information, contact G. Padmanabhan at or Charlton at linda.charlton@

-- Linsey Davis, NDSU, 701.231.8326,

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