Watershed Scholars Program, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois

Position Title: Biological Field Technician

Organization: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Location: Edwardsville, Illinois

Organization Overview: SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality education that powerfully transforms the lives of all individuals who seek something greater. A premier metropolitan university, SIUE is creating social and economic mobility for individuals while also powering the workforce of the future. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Position Overview: TheSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Watershed Scholars Program for students pursuing a Master’s degree in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, or civil engineering with an emphasis in Watershed Science awards selected students with a tuition waiver and $10,000 scholarship for each of the two years they are in the program. They will also receive funding to attend conferences and to purchase equipment and tools needed to complete their research. Students with an interest in sustainable watersheds and backgrounds in biology, chemistry, engineering, ecology, geography, geology, environmental sciences/studies, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, natural resources, environmental archaeology, geosciences, and paleosciences are encouraged to apply.

Duties: Students will participate in thesis and research workshops, career panels, scientific and technical seminars, and mentoring from a variety of sources.

Qualifications: Eligible students are required to have an income of $23,783 or less at the start date of the program (first date of the semester they start the degree program). Scholars must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or admitted refugees.

Start/End Dates: Fall, 2023

Application Deadline: July

How to Apply: Potential scholars should apply to the Environmental Sciences master’s program and concurrently enroll in the Watershed Scholars Program. Applicants will be asked to provide a written statement describing their interest in watershed science research and, if applicable, any prior relevant research experience. Contact the Watershed Scholars project lead, Dr. Adriana E. Martinez at adrmart@siue.edu with any questions.