Mary and Randall Hack '69 Graduate Award
The Mary and Randall Hack '69 Award provides research funding to support Princeton University graduate students pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment.
Projects hailing from a broad range of disciplines are eligible for consideration including climate science, engineering, and environmental policy
Application Information for 2016
- February 15, 2016: Hack Graduate Award application available
- March 28, 2016: Application Deadline
- May 2016: Announcement of Recipients
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 3-4 awards in amounts up to $ 8,000 will be available for dissertation support. In the following academic year funds may be used for a range of purposes including: summer stipend, fieldwork, travel, conference participation, equipment, and other costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs. Awards are for one year (period from 7/1/2015 to 06/30/2016) and are nonrenewable.
To be eligible, applicants must be full-time Ph.D. candidates (post generals) at Princeton University.
Applications should include the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Completed application
- Official graduate transcript(s) (Submitted electronically or by campus mail).
- Two letters of recommendation sent separately and directly to the selection committee (PDF format accepted).
Princeton Environmental Institute
Hack Award Selection Committee
c/o Angela Petsis
127 Guyot Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544
A committee of Princeton faculty will conduct a formal review and selection process, with conflicts of interest taken into account. The award(s) will be selected based on the quality of the proposed research, strength of faculty letters of recommendation, proven student accomplishments (peer-reviewed publications and awards), and financial need for independent research.
|Year||Recipient||Dept.||Adviser||Ph.D. Thesis Title|
|2015||Jesse Ault||MAE||Howard Stone||Large-Surface-Area Continuous-Flow Evaporative Water Purification|
|2015||Josh Daskin||EEB||Rob Pringle||Hydrology and Fire Impacts in Everglades Headwater Under Climate Change|
|2015||Mingzhen Lu||EEB||Lars Hedin||Hydrological Nutrients Loss from Pristine Mountain Catchments of Western Cape Province, South Africa — an Adaptive Strategy of the Hyper-Diverse Fynbos Vegetation?|
|2015||Ben Schaffer||CEE||Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe||Biomass and Soil Moisture Dynamics; Implications for Landscape Characterization and Structure|
|2014||Stephanie Debats||CEE||Kelly Caylor||Remote Monitoring of Agricultural Crop Development Under a Changing Climate for the US and Sub-Saharan Africa|
|2014||Brianne Smith||CEE||Jim Smith||An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploration of Flash Flood Severity and Frequency Across the United States|
|2013||Carole Dalin||CEE||Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe||Impacts of Policy and Climate on China's Food and Water Security|
|2013||Xingli Giam||EEB||David Wilcove||Impacts of Land Use Change on Freshwater Systems in Southeast Asia|
|2012||Minjin Lee||CEE||Peter Jaffe||Adapting Dynamic land Model, LM3V, to Simulate Nitrogen Exports and Transformations in the Susquehanna River|