We are currently seeking applicants who would like to earn their master’s or Ph.D. and take part in interdisciplinary training and study focused on understanding the resilience of agro-ecosystems, particularly the Platte River Basin. Students need to have a bachelor's degree in a related discipline, such as the following:

  • Computer Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Entomology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Geosciences
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Policy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics

First-generation college students and students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. International students are not eligible for this traineeship.

Annual stipends are $34,000 for master’s students (two-year maximum) and $36,000 for Ph.D. students (three-year maximum), along with health insurance and remission of tuition and most university fees.

To apply, email Ronica Stromberg at rstromberg3@unl.edu with the following documents:

  • Statement or letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Academic transcripts
  • Department to which you plan to apply at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Being accepted by a department is not a prerequisite for applying to the NRT. We can assist with applying to a department and finding an advisor. Before being accepted into the NRT program, students will need to get accepted into a department through normal channels.)
Deadline to apply:

March 15, 2020

Start date:

August 1, 2020

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