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Call for 2022 Quinney Doctoral Fellowship in the Wildland Resources Department, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University

The Wildland Resources Department (WILD), Utah State University (USU), will be awarding one Quinney Doctoral Fellowship to start in Fall 2022. The purpose of this Fellowship is to recruit a new student into WILD who has (1) a record of exceptional academic excellence, achievement, and promise, and (2) a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in WILD, QCNR, USU, and their profession.

Application Procedure:

The following WILD faculty will be accepting applications for the fellowship to be awarded in Spring 2022.

• Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/adler_peter

• Karen Beard (karen.beard@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/beard_karen

• Johan Du Toit (johan.dutoit@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/dutoit_johan

• Andrew Kulmatiski (andrew.kulmatiski@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/kulmatiski_andrew 

• Daniel Macnulty (dan.macnulty@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/macnulty_daniel 

• Juan Villalba (juan.villalba@usu.edu); https://qcnr.usu.edu/directory/villalba_juan

Students interested in working with one or more of these faculty members should contact them directly. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to assemble and submit the application materials to the selection committee. The student’s responsibility is to:

Submit a USU Graduate School Application, including a letter of interest specifically written for the Quinney fellowship. The letter should address:

  1. Why they believe they are an excellent fit for the fellowship and for the potential advisor’s research group.
    1. How they would contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion in WILD, QCNR, USU, and their profession.
    2. Send a current curriculum vitae to the potential faculty advisor.
  2. The deadline for faculty submission of a completed application to the fellowship is 5:00 PM; 1 February 2022.

Selection criteria:

  1. The nominee is expected to be a new student at Utah State University.
  2. The nominee is expected to have a compelling record of academic excellence. Clear documentation of a demonstrated track record of success (e.g. manuscripts or publications, professional presentations, undergraduate research experience, etc.) should be provided. The Department no longer requires GRE scores because of increasing concerns that these tests may be biased against underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups. Consequently, they will not be considered by the Fellowship Selection Committee in the evaluation of nominees.
  3. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values in the Department. 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. Consequently, experiences with, and commitment to, these values will be one of the factors considered in the evaluation of applicants.
  4. There must be clear evidence of strong mentoring support as well as financial support from the potential faculty advisor.