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Hixon Fellowships- Applications due March 9, 2018

Up to seven grant awards ($7,000 max each) are available to Yale F&ES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects in cities.

In the fall 2018 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2018. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Application Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend 2017 Hixon Fellow presentations on February 16, 2018, 9-10:15 a.m. in Kroon 321.  Please direct proposals to by midnight March 9, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by March 26, 2018.  Please contact Colleen Murphy-Dunning (203-432-6570) with any questions.

Green Infrastructure Research Internships- Accepting Applications Now

Two research internships investigating the effectiveness of green infrastructure are available immediately and would possibly extend through fall 2018. The project involves scientific study of how curbstrip bioswales reduce storm flows and contaminant loads. The study site is New Haven. Work includes collection of data in the field, chemical analysis of water samples, and synthesis of data. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in similar research, but training in field, lab, and data skills will be provided. Students will work full-time during the summer and up to 10 hours weekly during the spring and fall semester.

For further information contact Professor Gaboury Benoit at

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