Michigan State University National Needs Fellowship Program for Interdisciplinary Forest Resources promotes conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of natural, managed, and urban forests in a world of increasing human populations and a rapidly changing climate.
We seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, who are committed to developing skills and expertise in multiple disciplines in order to address emerging challenges in environmental science and natural resource management.
Successful applicants receive state-of-the-art training in interdisciplinary environmental research. Graduates of this program will be poised to pursue leadership positions in academia, government, industry, and NGOs.
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Fellowship support includes a stipend of approximately $28,000 per year, a full tuition waiver, and health coverage.
The National Needs Fellowship program in Interdisciplinary Forest Resources at MSU is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture–National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Assistance also comes from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Forestry, and the Graduate School at MSU.
Dave Skole from the MSU Department of Forestry presents "Forests are in the Paris Climate Agreements, now what?"
Lars Brudvig from the MSU Department of Plant Biology presents "Restoration of longleaf pine savannas in the southeastern United States."
John Grady presents "Size-energy rules in closed forests."