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About the GCSC First Year Fellowship

The Global Change and Sustainability Center provides fellowships to help recruit outstanding graduate students, to develop robust interdisciplinary environment and sustainability research, and to provide outstanding educational opportunities to graduate students from underrepresented groups. The one-year program supports graduate students during their first year of studies while they interact as an interdisciplinary cohort.

This opportunity is available to students in their first year of graduate study at the University of Utah who will be working with GCSC-affiliated faculty and/or will be working in the areas of climate science or policy.  To be considered for this opportunity, graduate school applicants who wish to be considered for this opportunity do not apply directly, but should signal their interest to their potential advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies in the department to which they are applying. Nominations for GCSC First Year Fellowships are submitted to the GCSC Fellowship Committee by the prospective faculty advisor/graduate program director, who will instruct prospective students to submit student materials.

About the fellowship
  • Fellowships are for new graduate students (master’s or doctoral students) who will be admitted to a UU graduate program for the 2024-2025 academic year and will be working in the areas of the environment, sustainability, and/or climate science and policy. Potential fellows' application and admission to the University follows the usual departmental / Graduate School recruiting process.
  • The GCSC does not take the place of the fellow's academic department advisors.
  • Graduate fellows may qualify for the tuition benefit program. Tuition and health insurance are not included in the fellowship. Fellows should consult with their department advisors on these matters.
  • Fellows are encouraged to meet with University financial aid counselors to understand and plan for their particular situation.


See all GCSC Fellows here.