With support from the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Virginia Tech Graduate School, the Global Change Center (GCC) is pleased to announce two new graduate fellowship opportunities intended to help diversify and strengthen our IGC IGEP community.

Our new Global Change Diversity Fellowships are designated for recruiting new Ph.D. students from underrepresented communities to Virginia Tech. The Rural Environmental Health Fellowships are intended to help expand existing strengths in studying environmental health issues in rural communities.  Both of these fellowship opportunities will enable us to attract new talent to our IGEP and further diversify the perspectives within our group.

Together with the existing Global Change fellowships awarded to current IGC IGEP students, the Global Change Center will offer a total of eight graduate fellowship opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year.  All fellowships include 12 months of graduate stipend and in-state tuition (~$40,000 total value).  Please visit the Graduate Funding Opportunities page for eligibility, application and deadline information.

Diversity Fellowship Program

New in 2021, the Global Change Center will award two graduate assistantships to new Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups focusing on the social and/or environmental challenges associated with rapid global changes such as pollution, invasive species, climate change, and habitat loss.

Rural Environmental Health Fellowship Program

New in 2020, the Global Change Center will award two graduate assistantships to Ph.D. students who will engage in interdisciplinary activities that advance research at the nexus of environmental and health sciences in rural settings.

Global Change Fellowship Program

The Interfaces of Global Change (IGC) Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) awards four Ph.D. assistantships every academic year intended to support students who have demonstrated commitment to and engagement within the IGC program, and who will benefit from the funding in a way that will enhance the interdisciplinary and global-change aspects of their research.