UC Davis students and faculty study the genetics and
conservation of teosinte, the wild precursor of maize.
Photo courtesy of Matthew Hufford
Irrepressible IGERT trainees

The REACH IGERT no longer is accepting applications. If your interest lies in climate change and its impacts upon water and society, we encourage you to investigate the new CCWAS IGERT at UC Davis.

Prospective doctoral students interested in pursuing multidisciplinary research on responses to rapid environmental change may be supported by REACH IGERT traineeships. Students admitted to the REACH IGERT will receive stipends of $30,000 per year for two years, plus fee waivers. Students not admitted as funded trainees may participate in REACH programs as associates.

To apply for admission to the REACH IGERT 2011-2012 cohort, you must...

  • apply to a doctoral program at UC Davis to begin in fall 2011. Some UC Davis graduate programs have early December application deadlines; some use 15 January. Check with your prospective graduate program to find its deadline.
  • have a prospective advisor willing to endorse your full participation in REACH (advisors need not be REACH trainers but they must understand and support the goals of the REACH program) -- we strongly encourage you to contact faculty who might serve as your advisor well in advance of the application deadline of your prospective doctoral program;
  • download an application, write the statement described at the bottom, and email or snail mail the application, statement, and other requested information to us at the address indicated on the form
  • contact our academic coordinator to express your interest in the REACH IGERT

To ensure full consideration, applications to REACH should be received by mid-January 2011. We do not have a hard deadline but you'd be well-advised to send in your application by the middle of January. We anticipate that the 2011-2012 cohort will be the last group of students admitted as REACH trainees.

Please note: because of funding regulations of the National Science Foundation, only US citizens and permanent residents can receive financial support from the REACH IGERT.

Additional information

photo credits: left -- Erigeon and a pollinator, Clyde Elmore;
top: seabirds in the Bahamas, Louie Yang/UCSB