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.
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 Student Funding
Support for graduate students comes from externally-funded projects and from various UGA fellowships. The James E. Butler Fellowship is awarded by the RBC, in cooperation with the Odum School of Ecology, to one incoming master’s student. The assistantship constitutes fall-spring funding (at 4/9 time) for two consecutive years for graduate students studying aquatic ecology, water quality and land use in Georgia and surrounding states.
The John Spencer Fellowship is awarded by the RBC, in cooperations with the Odum School of Ecology, to one incoming master’s student. The assistantship constitutes fall-spring funding (at 4/9 time) for two consecutive years for either the MS in Ecology or the MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development (the latter is preferred).
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