NSF IGERT Fellowship Opportunities in Polar Environmental Change at Dartmouth College. ~ Bioblogia.net

30 de octubre de 2009

NSF IGERT Fellowship Opportunities in Polar Environmental Change at Dartmouth College.

Dartmouth is seeking applicants for our NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in Polar Environmental Change. Polar systems are at the forefront of global change science research. We are an interdisciplinary graduate program in polar sciences and engineering that merges expertise and facilities from science and engineering departments at Dartmouth College with the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), creating one of the premier centers of scientific expertise in polar research. The investment of Dartmouth's Dickey Center for International Understanding and its Institute of Arctic Studies in forming relationships with Greenlandic institutions and Inuit leaders provides the opportunity for intensive field training in Greenland where science, policy and indigenous issues of the north can be explored. Collectively these experiences provide rigorous training in polar and related sciences and produce scientists wi!
th an advanced knowledge of the role of science in policy and the ethics of conducting research with indigenous people.

Research training is coupled with a coordinated core curriculum that focuses on three components of Arctic or Antarctic systems responding to rapid change in climate: 1) the cryosphere - glacial ice, snow, sea ice systems; 2) terrestrial ecosystems and biogeochemical linkages between the soil, plant, and animal system; and, 3) human systems - the process of policy making in political and social systems where Western science and traditional knowledge provide information.

Applicants should visit the Dartmouth IGERT website for information on participating departments, requirements, and application procedures: www.dartmouth.edu/~igert/

For further information, email the Program Manager at IGERT@dartmouth.edu or the IGERT Principal Investigator at Ross.Virginia@dartmouth.edu.

The Dartmouth IGERT encourages applications from minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. We especially seek to engage with Native American students, as is Dartmouth's tradition, by offering a graduate science program that is relevant to their individual needs and those of their communities.

Lee McDavid, Program Manager
Polar Environmental Change IGERT
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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