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September 05, 2008

Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China: A Graduate Traineeship Program

NSF IGERT at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Southwest China"

A Graduate Traineeship Program Supported by the National Science Foundation

Exceptional students interested in interdisciplinary and international environmental study are invited to apply for an NSF IGERT PhD Traineeship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These traineeships have a generous stipend, tuition waiver, and health benefits.

Meeting the major challenges of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development requires understanding the interactions of biological, physical, social, and economic forces. IGERT trainees will address these issues by pursuing a PhD in one of over a dozen departments and participating in IGERT seminars, workshops, language training, and field research in the Himalayas of Yunnan, China - a "biodiversity hotspot." For more information and application
instructions, please visit www.swchina.wisc.edu. The application deadline for this program is January 30, 2008.

NOTE: UW-Madison is also home to a second IGERT program, Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE), focused on issues of vulnerability and sustainability of the global environment. The application deadline for this program is January 2, 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.sage.wisc.edu/igert.

Posted by zzhu at September 5, 2008 03:53 PM