Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) are core values in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University. We believe that a diverse culture enhances our research, teaching, and outreach contributions by infusing our community with a variety of ways to understand the world, identify challenges, and deliver solutions. As part of our commitment to creating a more just and equitable world, the Department of Watershed Sciences is offering one JEDI research fellowship starting August 2022. The JEDI fellowship will be awarded to an individual who has a demonstrated record of supporting diversity and inclusion in science. A JEDI fellow can pursue research in any field within Watershed Sciences (ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, climate science, etc.). The fellowship provides a full stipend and covers tuition and fees and is available for either a PhD or MS student.
To be considered for the fellowship, first contact a Department of Watershed Sciences faculty member with whom you would like to study. After you have confirmed that a faculty member is willing to serve as your advisor, submit your application to the USU School of Graduate Studies and separately email Brian Bailey a ‘Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Statement’ (up to 2 pages), which should include the following:
1) Identify your past challenges and experiences regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion.
2) Discuss your past efforts to support underrepresented groups in science and your ability to work within and promote a culturally diverse student body (provide specific examples where possible).
3) Describe your potential future contributions to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion in science and society.
To be considered for the fellowship, the grad school application and ‘Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Statement’ must be submitted by January 15, 2022.