Frequently Asked Questions

Q. The NRT grant is for five years. If I start my degree in the last year, will I be able to finish it?

A. Yes. The graduate education emphasis in the interdisciplinary understanding of resilience and coupling in social ecological systems will continue after the National Science Foundation funding has ended. The courses developed will be ongoing and will continue to bring students from multiple units together to interact, as will the policy and water conference series. The university has committed to providing additional assistantship support to facilitate the successful completion of theses or dissertations by trainees who finish after formal termination of NSF funding. The university will institutionalize successful programmatic elements and sustain associated institutional policies and infrastructure after award closure.

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