JEDI Graduate Research Fellowship
Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are core values in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University. We believe that a diverse culture enhances our research, teaching, and outreach contributions by infusing our community with a variety of ways to understand the world, identify challenges, and deliver solutions. As part of our commitment to creating a more just and equitable world, the Department of Watershed Sciences is offering one JEDI research fellowship starting August 2022. The JEDI fellowship will be awarded to an individual who has a demonstrated record of supporting diversity and inclusion in science. A JEDI fellow can pursue research in any field within Watershed Sciences (ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, climate science, etc.). The fellowship provides a full stipend and covers tuition and fees and is available for either a PhD or MS student.
To be considered for the fellowship, first contact a Department of Watershed Sciences faculty member with whom you would like to study. After you have confirmed that a faculty member is willing to serve as your advisor, submit your application to the USU School of Graduate Studies and separately email Brian Bailey a 'Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Statement' (up to 2 pages), which should include the following:
- Identify your past challenges and experiences regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Discuss your past efforts to support underrepresented groups in science and your ability to work within and promote a culturally diverse student body (provide specific examples where possible).
- Describe your potential future contributions to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in science and society.
For general questions about the department, fellowship, or application process, contact Department Head Patrick Belmont.