The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage outstanding students to pursue graduate degrees in geoscience and engineering fields related to geothermal energy.
The Fellowship award provides tuition support, health insurance, and an annual stipend of $26,000 for living expenses for pursuit of full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research. The award is renewable for additional years, pending satisfactory progress. Support is limited to two years for MS students and four years for PhD students. http://www.unr.edu/geothermal/GeothermalFellowship.htm
Criteria: The graduate fellowship stipend will be competitively awarded based on undergraduate preparation and GPA, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation provided with the application to graduate school at UNR. Applicants must be US citizens. The student must be accepted into a graduate MS or PhD degree program at UNR in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, Graduate Program in Hydrological Sciences or one of the Departments in the College of Engineering. In addition to all application materials required by the home department submitted directly to the department or the graduate school, the candidate will need to provide a personal essay describing career goals and a letter of recommendation from a UNR faculty member willing to supervise the candidate. The essay and faculty letter should outline a proposed thesis/dissertation project relevant to the discovery, production, or use of geothermal energy resources and should be forwarded directly to the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (firstname.lastname@example.org). These awards will be highly competitive as we expect to fund only two students to begin studies in Fall 2011. Full Fellowship Application will be posted at www.unr.edu/geothermal.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Departmental deadlines must be adhered to and typically occur prior to the deadline for this Fellowship. Make certain that Departmental materials are submitted to your preferred graduate program prior to completing your geothermal fellowship application.
Graduate Fellowship materials are due to GBCGE
on March 1, 2011!