Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program

SUBJECT:  Seeking PhD students for a transdisciplinary graduate training program 


The Team-TERRA transdisciplinary graduate training program at the University of Connecticut is seeking prospective Ph.D. students from a variety of disciplines in an NSF funded transdisciplinary training program. The team-based, interdisciplinary training addresses complex risks spread across urbanizing landscapes to the nexus of food, energy, water, and ecosystems. As part of the training program, trainees will work in diverse teams to predict and solve the complex problems of the future in regions that are urbanizing and stretched to both provide the essentials for human wellbeing while maintaining the many benefits of biodiversity and natural ecosystems. 


The training program consists of a 2-year sequence of coursework, teamwork, a real-world internship, and associated workshops. Successful applicants will learn highly sought-after skills in risk analysis, management, and communication, how to lead research teams and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. The trainees will independently complete and work toward departmental and university dissertation requirements. Funding is available for 1-year stipends, travel, and research.  


Applicants will need to be admitted to a UConn department through their standard process, independent of the application process to Team-TERRA. 


You can find more information about the program in the attached brochure and on the Team-TERRA website or email the program coordinator with any questions you might have;

For current UConn students entering the Team-TERRA program in the fall 2023 or for students entering the Team-TERRA program fall 2024 cohort (students applying for admission to UConn for fall 2023), applications will be reviewed starting on February 1st, 2023, with priority given to those applications that are received prior to February 1st, 2023. Rolling admission will continue until April 1st, 2023.