Exciting opportunity for students with interests in sustainable development, conservation science, and/or governance- See below…
I am please to inform you that the Integrative Conservation & Geography (ICON) Ph.D. program at University of Georgia is now accepting applications for Fall 2018, and there are funded research and teaching positions available for outstanding students.
ICON students gain disciplinary depth in Geography, while also learning to collaborate across natural and social sciences and with various fields of real world practice. Students that choose to join the ICON & Geography program will not only work with UGA Geography faculty, but also with affiliated ICON faculty that span diverse disciplines and areas of knowledge.
Through cohort-based coursework, internships, and collaborative research, students will interact with scholars and professionals engaged in many areas of environmental science, governance, and management. ICON students conduct cutting-edge research on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental conservation.
In the ICON program, “conservation” is broadly conceived as a wide ranging set of issues related to sustainability and the environment (from issues of climate change, to biological conservation, to urbanization, etc.). Many UGA Geography faculty can advise Ph.D. students in this program, and we encourage interested students to communicate directly with those faculty whose interests match theirs in advance of submitting an application.
For specific questions about the ICON & Geography program, please contact Jennifer Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications are due December 1st.
Please note, the ICON Ph.D. program is open to students applying to one of four “home departments” including Geography, Anthropology, the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, and the Odum School of Ecology. Students may choose to apply to which ever home department they prefer.