Today J-WAFS has opened two funding opportunities to support water and food systems research to the MIT community and are currently accepting applications. One, the J-WAFS Grant for Water and Food Projects in India, is available to all members of the MIT community. The second opportunity, fellowships for students working on water sector research, are available to advanced PhD students in any department or program at MIT. More information below.
J-WAFS Grant for Water and Food Projects in India
Deadline: March 20, 2020 (5:00 PM)
This funding opportunity is for current members of the MIT community interested in addressing a water or food challenge in India. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to further work being pursued by individuals as part of their MIT research, innovation & entrepreneurship initiatives, coursework, or related activities, or to support a relevant new activity.
Eligibility: Faculty members, full-time research staff, currently matriculated MIT graduate and undergraduate students, or small teams with at least 50% MIT participation and an eligible individual in the leadership role will be considered.
J-WAFS Fellowships for Water Solutions
Deadline: April 17, 2020 (5:00 PM)
J-WAFS is offering two one-semester graduate student fellowships for 2020-2021: the Rasikbhai L. Meswani Fellowship for Water Solutions and the J-WAFS Graduate Student Fellowship Program. Both are doctoral fellowships for students pursuing research related to water and water supply at MIT.
Eligibility: Application to the both fellowships is by faculty nomination. PhD students in any department or program at MIT may be nominated. Nominated students must be in their second or third year of PhD studies and have passed their qualifying exams by the 4/17 deadline.