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EREF graduate funding opportunities for Solid Waste Research in USA

EREF graduate funding opportunities for Solid Waste Research in USA, 2016-2017

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is offering graduate funding opportunities in solid waste management research and education.

Applications will be considered from those who will be this year or is now a full-time master’s student, doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher and have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research.

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fully-funded programmes may not be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition grants from other sources (excluding direct university assistance such as tuition remission or assistantship income) but may still be considered for partial awards.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded for solid waste management research.
Course Level: The studentships are available for full-time master’s student, doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher.
Programme Provider: The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF)
Award can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applications will be considered from those who:
-will be this year or is now a full-time master’s student, doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher, and have a clearly demonstrated interest in solid waste management research.
-EREF defines solid waste management to pertain to municipal solid waste, construction & demolition waste, industrial waste (e.g. coal ash), WTE ash, etc. Note this definition does not include agricultural wastes or wastewater treatment plant sludge.
-All qualified candidates will be considered for programmes without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration. Award decisions by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation and its directors are final and not subject to appeal.

Open for International Students: Environmental Research and Education FoundationApplicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for this application .

Description:  The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships. Thus far, over 50 students have been EREF scholars, many of whom are now in key academic and professional positions across the U.S. EREF is pleased to announce that applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are now available.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): Doctoral/post-doctoral opportunities are renewable each year to a maximum of three years from the initial award date. Master’s opportunities are renewable each year to a maximum of two years from the initial award date. Scholarship renewal is dependent upon satisfactory progress as determined by the student’s academic advisor.

What does it cover? Doctoral and post-doctoral opportunities are awarded up to a minimum of $12,000 per year and paid monthly. Master’s opportunities are awarded up to a minimum of $5,000 per year and renewable each year to a maximum of two years from the initial award date. Award amounts consider the cost of tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received. fully-funded programmes may not be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition grants from other sources (excluding direct university assistance such as tuition remission or assistantship income) but may still be considered for partial awards.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships recognize graduate students pursuing excellence in solid waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on credentials and potential contributions to the solid waste industry and its scientific community. Awards are based on:
-Academic performance
-Professional experience
-Relevance of one’s work to the advancement of solid waste management science
-Potential for success.

Notification: Notifications regarding award status will be sent mid to late June.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

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Application Deadline: Closed

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