In 2019, the Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship Program (WARI) capitalized on this program’s early successes. The capacity-building fellowships provide high performing Indian students and scientists with opportunities to learn cutting-edge water science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
To date, 40 Indian doctoral students and early-career faculty have completed fellowships. This year’s class of 15 scholars – distributed across the four partner institutions – includes 13 doctoral students (interns) and two early-career faculty (fellows). This year’s WARI participants are from 14 universities and research institutes across India. At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, water science faculty from the departments of Biological Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Food Science and Technology, and School of Natural Resources are hosting WARI fellows.