One of the core missions of the River Basin Center is to provide training for future aquatic resource professionals.
Graduate students who work on River Basin Center projects gain first-hand experience solving real-world water problems and have the opportunity to interact directly with colleagues at government agencies, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms and other partners.
Support for graduate students comes from externally-funded projects and from various UGA fellowships. The Butler Fellowship is awarded by the RBC every two years to an incoming masters’s student at the Odum School of Ecology to work with the River Basin Center on southeastern aquatic issues. Other graduate students are funded by Graduate School Assistantships, Presidential Graduate Fellowships, and teaching assistantships. Funding is highly competitive.
If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree working with the River Basin Center, please email one or more RBC faculty members, advisory board members or co-directors to inquire about opportunities.
Graduate students already pursuing degrees may join the River Basin Center as members.