Last week, the Tufts Institute of the Environment hosted a Winter Banquet for our Fellows, Affiliated Faculty, Internal Advisory Committee, and students and faculty of TIE’s newly launched Sustainable Water Management (SWM) Degree. The Winter Banquet was an opportunity to highlight the work TIE’s research Fellows have done thus far, as well as a great opportunity to network with environmental faculty, students, staff and to celebrate the end of the semester.
The banquet included a poster session where the TIE fellows presented the research they have been working on. This research ranges from lead poisoning in squirrels, to air pollution in China visualized in an art installation, to Puerto Rico’s agricultural resilience in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and more.
TIE’s graduate research fellowship can be used to conduct independent, interdisciplinary environmental research projects. This is an opportunity for students to conduct primary data collection within their own area of interest and obtain mentorship and guidance from Tufts faculty and TIE staff to help build research expertise. Selected students receive funding of up to $5,000 per student to cover costs related to equipment, travel, living stipends for data collection, data analysis, and other supplies. The TIE Environmental Research Fellowship aims to develop cross university relationships between student, staff, and faculty researchers; and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations that lead to better solutions to problems.
Applications for the next fellowship cycle are now open. More information available here.