- Water, food and energy security - understanding mechanisms that enable resilience of water, food and energy resources in the context of climate, land-use, and population changes; integrating science, economics, policy, public health and ethics, and technological innovation.
- Resilient communities - resilience of built and natural systems to climate change and natural hazards, including land-climate feedbacks, coastal and urban resilience, tipping points, social networks and innovations.
- Stewardship and governance - social feedbacks involving public policy, cultural identity, philosophy, history, ecocriticism, individual behavior and collective action, ethics, and the arts that contribute to resilience and well-being.
- A project statement of no more than two pages that describes the proposed project and how it relates to one of the main topical areas of focus (from the three above)
- Letters of recommendation and support from two faculty advisors who will guide the projcect with the student. The two advisors must represent different disciplines. In the case that an undergraduate is involved in the project, the letters should also attest to the ability of the graduate student to mentor and support the undergraduate student throughout the proposed research project
- A budget outlining how funds will be used
- A one-page role description of the undergraduate student (if appropriate)
- A graduate student CV
- Unofficial transcripts for both the graduate and undergraduate students
With the exception of the recommendation letters, which should be submitted separately, all application materials should be compiled in a single PDF and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, April 27 2015.