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

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

Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, veterans and disabled persons, and first-generation college students 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 (preferably, in a single pdf):

  • Statement or letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • GRE scores--not required by the NRT in 2021 due to testing difficulties brought on by COVID; however, individual departments may require GRE scores for admission. Computer Science and Engineering is the only department we know of requiring them right now.
  • All college 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. If we select you, we can assist you with applying to a department and finding an advisor. Before being admitted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the NRT program, you will need to get accepted into a department through its normal channels. The NRT is a funding program, not a department.)
Deadline to apply:

March 15, 2021

Start date:

August 1, 2021

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