- Author: Carole Hom
UC Davis graduate students who study the impacts of global warming on the climate system and biosphere can apply now for the Ernest E. Hill Fellowship. These $3,000-$5,000 awards, supported by a generous gift from Mr. Hill and the Hill family, can be used for research, travel, small equipment purchases, and professional development via scientific meetings, courses or workshops.
In establishing the Ernest E. Hill Fellowship, Mr. Hill wrote,
Overwhelming evidence has established that humans have caused climate change. Our attention must now focus on the impacts of global warming and carbon-neutral alternative energy solutions. After some 40 years in the nuclear field, I have learned that many technical enterprises are ultimately controlled by political, economic, and environmental considerations. This was very important in my decision to sponsor a graduate fellowship fund at UC Davis. The analysis of our present situation in global warming and the possible means to correct the problem is very multidisciplinary. The conventional wisdom that it is largely an engineering problem is not correct. I was very pleased that UC Davis has a very broad view of the problem and that four colleges are interested in doing this research in the global warming area. Research in this area is not only desirable but essential.
For more information, please see the call for applications.
Deadline: submit your application via email no later than 16 April 2012. See the call for specifics.