TWRI is committed to training the next generation of water resources scientists and engineers.
We have two students water research scholarship programs, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Graduate Research Program and Mills Scholars Program, which provide $7,500 scholarships for graduate students to assist in conducting high priority water resources research in Texas.
The 2023-2024 request for proposals for the USGS Graduate Student Research Program is now closed. The next RFP should be released around January 2024.
The Mills Scholars Program request for proposals is open, and proposals are due March 20, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.
Participating students are not only awarded financially but gain experience in proposal writing and gain exposure through their proposals, reports and posters being posted on our website and their projects being featured in Conservation Matters, our electronic newsletter.
Since 2001, we have awarded more than $1.13 million to 339 graduate students at universities throughout Texas conducting water research including:
- Baylor University
- Rice University
- Sam Houston State University
- Texas A&M University
- Texas State University
- Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- Texas Tech University
- University of North Texas
- The University of Texas
- The University of Texas at Arlington
- University of Texas at El Paso
- West Texas A&M University
- The University of Texas San Antonio
TWRI also seeks to build relations with Texas A&M faculty through our Faculty Fellowship program, which provides $15,000 in funding for selected fellows to conduct water resources-related research.
The 2023-2024 request for proposals for the Faculty Fellowship Program is now closed. We anticipate the next RFP being released in January 2024.
For any questions about these programs, please contact Danielle Kalisek at Danielle.Kalisek@ag.tamu.edu.