Water is a vital necessity for human development, the environment and the economy. Because of its global importance, the Government of India and its Department of Science and Technology (DST), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) and the Indo-U.S. 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 pursuing advanced academic research and/or other water-related careers.
2017 WARI scholarship opportunities
The program will award five University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with scholarships to India in 2017, where they will conduct research at top-level Indian institutions. Students should be enrolled at the graduate level and in a water-related program, such as agronomy, agricultural economics, biological sciences, chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, hydrology, political science or natural resources. In addition, students’ research should be clearly aligned with either DWFI’s subject areas of focus or WARI’s research categories.
Selected students will begin their research abroad in the summer of 2017 for a duration of 3-6 months. Financial benefits of the scholarship include a room and board stipend ($1,100/month) for accommodations in India (DST); paid airfare up to $1,500 (University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources); and a lab work stipend of up to $1,000 (DWFI). Graduate students may also apply for a supplemental scholarship through Nebraska’s Education Abroad. Academic credit may be awarded as part of this scholarship and should be arranged through the student’s program.
Students should work with their advisors to prepare applications. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will send all applications to partners in India, who will help select candidates and university placements based on the candidate’s field of study and research interests. Students may independently arrange mentors and institutions in India, but should indicate so in the application.