See below for a variety of different funding opportunities that may be available for Water Resources Science (WRS) graduate students. Please note that employment, grant, and fellowship announcements will be sent to your umn.edu email address by the WRS office as they become available.
WRS Conference Registration Reimbursement
Until further notice, the WRS program can only reimbursement students for registration to conferences being held virtually that they will be presenting at.
Eligibility - Students can receive reimbursement based on the following criteria:
- Applicants must be full-time students to be considered.
- Students must be presenting a session or a poster at a conference or meeting, not simply attending.
- Other requests for travel related to professional development may be considered if funds are available. Students must go into detail as to how the travel is related to their research or future career and must exhaust all other funding opportunities.
- A limit of $1,000 per student per academic year (Aug. 1-July 31) has been set by the WRS program. Students who have met this limit will be eligible to apply again the next academic year.
- This means that students can apply every semester as long as they don't exceed $1,000 in an academic year.
- Students are to request reimbursement before attending the conference/activity. No requests for prior travel expenses will be accepted. No late applications will be accepted.
- Apply by October 1st for travel in October-January
- Apply by February 1st for travel in February-May
- Apply by May 15th for travel in June-September
- Applications should be submitted even if the abstract is yet to be accepted. Funds will be released after verification is received.
- The student's advisor needs to match the request with departmental or research project funds (applications may be denied if personal funds are used). Situations with an insufficient match will be considered based upon appropriate justification by the faculty.
- The expenses eligible for reimbursement are registration and abstract fees only.
The DGS will assess all funding requests and notify students of their decision within 2 weeks of the application deadline. Students should watch for an email with the application form.
University of Minnesota Graduate School
The Graduate School administers additional funding opportunities, including fellowships and an out-of-state tuition remission program for underrepresented and educationally disadvantaged students, and Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships.
Fellowships Office (FO) of the National Academies of Science
Check the site for various opportunities
Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change
ICGC administers fellowships for graduate students pursuing careers involving the study of global change.
Fastweb is a national interactive database of scholarships and fellowships.
Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities
This is a searchable database of funding information with over 400,000 funding opportunities worldwide from all types of funding sources.