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$60,000 Scholarship to study Coastal Climate Change

Posted in 1 by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on October 1, 2009

Scholarship to Study Coastal Climate Change

Texas A&M University and the American Museum of Natural History are soliciting applications for a graduate scholarship directed towards evaluating climate change risks to indigenous cultural sites along North American coasts. The programs are particularly seeking American Indian and First Nation students with knowledge of indigenous cultural practices to explore these issues. Race or ethnicity will not be used to evaluate and select among the candidates that apply.

The scholarship will fund two years of study in a Master of Science program at Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science & Management. Students will create ranked listings of indigenous cultural sites at the highest risk for destruction from climate change impacts, including current in–use places as well as areas of archaeological significance along North American coastlines. Students are expected to develop research in climate change impacts on coastal regions, the preservation of indigenous cultural sites, and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) to address both natural and social science questions. The scholarship will also enable participation at meetings of the Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN), a National Science Foundation–funded Research Coordination Network in
Biological Sciences.

The program begins in January, June, or August of 2010. The scholarship is valued at approximately $60,000 over a two–year period. Awards are approximated at $2,000 per month directed to the scholar. Health and dental insurance is included; remaining funds are distributed for tuition support, travel, and research supplies.

For additional information, contact Rusty Feagin at: feaginr@tamu.edu


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