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Graduate Fellowships in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
Since 1959 the GFD program has promoted an exchange of ideas among researchers in the many distinct fields that share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of fluid flows in oceanography, meteorology, geophysics, astrophysics, applied mathematics, engineering and physics. Each year, the program is organized around a ten-week course of study and research for a small group of competitively selected graduate-student fellows. The overall philosophy is to bring together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to provide a vigorous discussion of concepts that span different disciplines, and thereby to create an intense research experience. For the student fellows, the centerpiece of the program is a research project, pursued under the supervision of the staff. At the end of the program, each fellow presents a lecture and a written report for the GFD proceedings volume. Over its history, the GFD Program has produced numerous alumni, many of whom are prominent scientists at universities throughout the world. The interdisciplinary atmosphere of the Program is the ideal place for young scientists to learn the habits of broad inquiry, of speaking to others with very different backgrounds and viewpoints, and of seeking answers in unfamiliar places.

The Program commences with two weeks of Principal Lectures focusing on a particular theme in GFD. For 2017, the theme is "Ice-Ocean Interactions", and the lecturers will be Andrew Fowler (University of Oxford), Adrian Jenkins (British Antarctic Survey), and Fiamma Straneo (WHOI/Scripps Institution of Oceanography).

Up to ten competitive fellowships are available for graduate students. Successful applicants will receive stipends of $6,598 and an allowance for travel expenses within the United States. A small number of unpaid fellowships may also be available for strongly qualified students who can support themselves financially. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program. Awards will be announced by April 1. We seek applicants from all areas of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, and particularly encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Further information and application forms may be obtained at: gfd.whoi.edu, or by writing to: gfd@whoi.edu
accepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/15/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Mathematics
Physics
Transportation Systems

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Atmospheric Dynamics
Fluid Dynamics
Geodynamics
Mathematical Modelling
Mathematical Physics
Physical Oceanography

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Defense


Page last updated 2/26/2017
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