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Student and Postdoc Funding 


Applications for student and postdoc support for FY 2014-2015 are due April 23. The Daugherty Water for Food Institute will award up to $310,000 in student support. Both DWFI Faculty Fellows and Faculty Affiliates are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholar and graduate research assistantship support. 


For more detailed information about application requirements and to submit an application, please visit the student and postdoctoral support page on our website.


Heuermann Lecture
The final Heuermann Lecture of the 2013-2014 season will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at 3 p.m. at the East Campus Union. Entitled "The Role of Water and Food Security in Early Childhood Survival and Development: A Global Perspective," the lecture will feature a conversation with Dr. Chris Elias, president of the Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr. Joan Lombardi, former deputy assistant secretary and inter-departmental liaison for early childhood education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Nurper Ulkuer, former head, Early Childhood Development Unit, and senior adviser for early childhood development, UNICEF. Dr. Marjorie Kostelnik, dean, UNL College of Education and Human Sciences and Dr. Helen Raikes, Willa Cather Professor, UNL Dept. of Child, Youth and Family Studies will moderate the panel. Learn more 
Water Seminar

"Physical Constraints on Evapotranspiration and Advances in Measurement System Technologies"

2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16th 
UNL East Campus, Hardin Hall Auditorium

The next lecture in the University of Nebraska's spring water seminar series will be presented by Luikang Xu, LI-COR Biosciences Principal Scientist. The series is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Water Center and UNL's School of Natural Resources. 
Earth Day Seminar

Tuesday, April 21 7 p.m.
Unity Room, Jackie Gaughan Center,
UNL City Campus

To commemorate Earth Day, author Julene Bair will read from and discuss her new memoir "The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning." In her memoir, Bair tries to reconcile the preservation of her father's farm and providing for her son with the ecological harm of aquifer depletion.
Ogallala Aquifer Webinar 
Thursday, April 24th 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest aquifers in the world, underlying an area of approximately 174,000 square miles, and is a major source of irrigation water in the United States. What is the current health of the aquifer? Has efficient irrigation helped sustain the aquifer's levels? UNL Emeritus Professor and renowned hydrologist Jim Goeke will examine these and other key issues. Sign up here.  

Transdisciplinary Conversations

Thursday, April 24
4:30-6 p.m.
UNL East Campus, NET Building - 1800 N 33rd St

RSVP now

The University of Nebraska's diverse Water for Food research community is invited to j
oin us for food, drinks and casual conversation. A brief talk will also be given by a University of Nebraska researcher with a distinguished history of transdisciplinary collaboration.

Water Funding Opportunities



Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

Application Deadline: 5/8/2014

$50,000 - $2,000,000 per project



Specialty Crop Research Initiative  

Application Deadline: 6/20/2014

$50,000 - $10,000,000



AFRI: Foundational Program

Application Deadline: 9/29/2014

Up to $500,000 per project


Additional funding opportunities may be found at grants.gov, a single access point for individuals to search competitive funding opportunities from more than 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska is a research, education, and policy analysis institute committed to helping the world efficiently use its limited freshwater resources, with particular focus on ensuring the food supply for current and future generations.

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