In 2018, the John Muir Institute of the Environment awarded the inaugural set of Muir Institute Graduate Fellowships to six graduate students working across a variety of projects that encompass many of the Muir Institute’s Core Initiatives including Big Environmental Data, One Climate, World Water Initiative, and Wild Energy.
The fellowships provided $5000.00 for research costs and conference or research related travel. Research projects that qualified focused on policy solutions and strategies relevant to California issues. The awardees will present their research to the public at an end of year symposium in November 2019. The student cohort will have the chance to interact one-on-one with special Muir Institute invited guests including renown climate change scientist Katharine Hayhoe, social entrepreneur Zenia Tata, and conservation photographer and filmmaker Morgan Heim.
The students come from diverse departments, centers, and graduate groups spread across the University including the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Plant Sciences, and Center for Watershed Sciences.