Walbridge Fund Graduate Award
The Walbridge Fund Graduate Award provides research funding to one or more Princeton University graduate students pursuing innovative research on energy, climate change science, modeling, and policy, or closely related topics.
Projects hailing from a broad range of disciplines are eligible for consideration including climate science, engineering, and environmental policy.
Application Information for 2016
- February 8, 2016: Walbridge Fund Graduate Award application available on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)
- March 22, 2016: Application Deadline
- May 2016: Announcement of Recipients
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 2-3 awards in amounts up to $10,000 will be available for dissertation support. Funds may be used for a range of purposes, including fieldwork support, travel, conference participation, the purchase of equipment, and 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 6/1/2016 to 8/31/2017) 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 Walbridge Fund Application, available on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)
- Official graduate transcript(s)
- Two letters of recommendation sent separately and directly to the selection committee (PDF format accepted).
Princeton Environmental Institute
Walbridge Fund, 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||Rachel Baker||WWS||Michael Oppenheimer||Climate Change, Employment and Migration: What Can We Learn from Historic Climate Variations?|
|2015||Cleo Chou||EEB||Stephen Pacala and Lars Hedin||
Plant Allocation and Mechanisms of Tropical Forest Nutrient Limitation
|2015||Qixing Ji||GEO||Bess Ward||Nitrous Oxide Production in Marine Environments using Stable Isotope Approach|
|2015||Tim Treuer||EEB||David Wilcove||
Sequestering Carbon with Orange Peels and Birds: Patterns and Processes in the World's Largest Tropical Forest Restoration Project
|2014||Stephanie Debats||CEE||Kelly Caylor||Understanding smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa Under Climate Change and Population Growth|
|2014||Phillip Hannam||WWS||Robert Socolow, Michael Oppenheimer, Robert Keohane||"Race to the Bottom" in Global Energy Development? The Case of China's Emergence in the Developing World|
|2014||Lisa McManus||EEB||Simon Levin||Investigating the Effects of Climate Change on Larval Dispersal and the Persistence of Coral populations|
|2014||Igor Rubinov||ANT||Joal Biehl||Unested Waters: Developing Climate Resilience in Tajkistan|
|2014||Eric Zhang||ELE||Gerard Wysocki||Nitric Oxide Isotopic Ratiometery for Hitrogen Cycle Studies|
|2013||Michael Campanell||PPL||Igor Kaganovich||Simulation of Plasma-Surface Interaction with Secondary Emissions in a Grazing Magnetic Field for Fusion Energy Applications|
|2013||Paul Elsen||EEB||David Wilcove||Improving Climate-based Species Distribution Models by Incorporating Competition and Habitat Variables|
|2013||Molly Schumer||EEB||Peter Andolfatto||An Investigation of the Role of Hybridization, Habitat Disruption, and Climate Change in the Survival of the Freshwater Fish, Xiphophorus malinche|
|2013||Travis Shaw||CHM||Andrew Bocarsly||Sonoelectrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide for the Direct Synthesis of Multi-Carbon Products|
|2012||Minghui Diao||CEE||Mark Zondlo||Ice Supersaturation and Cirrus Cloud Formation by Global In-Situ Aircraft Observations and Relationships with Anthropogenic Emissions|
|2012||Kaiyu Guan||CEE||Eric F. Wood||Scaling Up Plant Water Stress of an African Savanna Ecosystem Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Based Sensing|
|2012||Annette Trierweiler||EEB||Lars Hedin||The Response of Tropical Nitrogen-Fixing Trees to Phosphorus and Molybdenum Limitations, Nitrogen Deposition at Pre-Industrial, Present Day, and Elevated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels|
|2011||Matthew Aardema||EEB||Peter Andolfatto||The Influence of Climate on Patterns of Gene Flow between Ecologically Divergent Populations|
|2011||Josephine Anastasia Elia||CBE||Christodoulos Floudas||Discovery and Operation of Hybrid Coal, Biomass, and Natural Gas to Liquid Energy Processes: Optimization Frameworks for Strategic Planning Under Uncertainty|
|2011||Matthis Paul Hain||GEO||Daniel Sigman||Carbon Cycle Analysis|
|2010||Kevin Loutherback||EE||James Sturm||Reducing the Cost of Biofuel Algae with High Throughput Microfluidic Separations|
|2010||Dalin Shi||GEO||Francois Morel||Effect of Ocean Acidification on Iron Availability and Requirements in Marine Phytoplankton|
|2010||Ann Carla Staver||EEB||Simon Levin||Temporal Dynamics of Savanna-Forest Transitions Along the Kalahari Transect|
|2009||Trenton Franz||CEE||Kelly Caylor||Quantifying Soil Moisture Patterns at the Spatial Scale of Hillslopes in the Central Kenya Highlands|