Water for Food


Water is a vital necessity for human development, the environment and the economy. Because of its global importance, the Department of Science and Technology, the government of India, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum have partnered to foster cooperation between students and scientists from both countries. The Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship Program is a dynamic and transformative program for students who want to pursue advanced academic research and/or other water-related careers.

The goal of this program is to provide opportunities to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. WARI will promote research and capacity building in the area of water, encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path and pave the way for next generation scientists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations. The program will last a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months for internships and 12 months for fellowships.

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The WARI Fellowship Program is currently supporting research in the following topic areas. To read more about the faculty mentors supporting each, click a link below.

WARI Topic Areas & Faculty

Ecological and human health impacts of pollutants and emerging contaminants

Groundwater quality assessment and management

Health impacts of water quality

Laboratory methods to support water-related research

Methodologies to help remediate current and future contamination threats

Methods for measuring water quality

Non-point source pollution and rural drinking water quality

Remote sensing applications for monitoring water quantity and quality

Understanding and protecting water quality

Wastewater quality and management

Water pollution

Water supply and sanitation

For more information about the program, including details about eligibility, application materials and timeline, please visit our partner’s website or email us at wari@nebraska.edu.

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