Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2015WI334B

Wisconsin Water Resources Fellowship: Collaborating with Water Managers

Institute: Wisconsin
Year Established: 2015 Start Date: 2015-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-29
Total Federal Funds: $38,990 Total Non-Federal Funds: $51,872

Principal Investigators: Jennifer Hauxwell, Jennifer Hauxwell

Abstract: We propose to develop a program of shared fellowships between the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (UWWRI) and resource agencies within the State of Wisconsin. Based on the popular Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship (SGKF), where fellows are places within offices of the federal government, our program is designed to place students with advanced degrees in agencies. The fellowship program is available to a student enrolled at a Wisconsin college or university during the spring 2015 semester. The fellowship consists of a full-time position at a participating state agency from June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. Students will apply following criteria similar to SGKF, with a panel of UWWRI and agency staff members determining the best fit for the position. It is expected that applicants will have strong water resources backgrounds with an interest in policy that affects these treasured Wisconsin assets. We expect 50% cost-share with the agency that houses the student.