How To Apply


Is water the next oil?
Is water war inevitable?
Is water a property or a human right?
If you are intrigued by these questions, we are looking for you!

With an Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Tufts University’s doctoral program in Water Diplomacy will educate the next generation of water professionals. Each fall, several doctoral traineeship opportunities are available for highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in pursuing interdisciplinary approaches to resolve complex water problems.

The traineeship award includes a full-tuition scholarship, an annual stipend of $30,000, and a semester long paid internship opportunity with national and international partners.

Applicants must have a masters or bachelors degree in natural sciences, social sciences, or engineering with a strong demonstrated interest in water issues. Funding for the IGERT Water Diplomacy traineeship is limited to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents due to NSF funding restrictions. Other funding opportunities may be available for talented and accomplished international students. Note: the application cycle is from fall until early spring. Application deadlines for specific schools and programs at Tufts may vary, and you should check the graduate school website for more information.

To apply for this opportunity:

1)    Please identify and apply to a PhD granting department or school of your choice (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, or The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, etc.) or to the interdisciplinary doctoral program of Tufts University.

Arts, Science, and Engineering Graduate Admissions
Fletcher School Admissions

2)    Fill out the suplemental application (http://sites.tufts.edu/waterdiplomacy/program/application/). Applications after February 1st will not be considered for same year admission.

3)     Send an email shafiqul.islam@tufts.edu for additional information and to confirm that you have completed both your application to graduate studies at Tufts and your application to this program, as described above.

We look forward to hearing from you.