EMPOWER—Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research—is a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) interdisciplinary graduate training program at Syracuse University. Graduate students in this program conduct research at the “water-energy nexus,” which is a priority research area nationally. Through individualized professional development coursework, a career pathways experience, summer field experiences, and an interdisciplinary seminar, participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to address contemporary challenges of increased demands on water and energy resources. Students will be prepared for careers in energy, environmental consulting, government, nonprofits, academia, and beyond.
We seek applications from individuals interested in pursuing either Master’s or Doctoral study within the “water-energy” research theme. EMPOWER participants will be considered for an NRT-stipend package to be awarded for one year during the course of their graduate program. Remaining years of their graduate study may be funded through graduate fellowships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships.
Applicants should communicate directly with the participating graduate programs prior to submitting an application to EMPOWER. For more information, please visit our website at empower.syr.edu or contact program manager, Deanna McCay, at firstname.lastname@example.org.