Ph.D. assistantship in Biomedical Sciences & Climate Change available

The University of Maine is seeking outstanding applicants for a doctoral graduate training program in adaptation to abrupt
climate change funded by the NSF IGERT program. This is a joint program between the Climate Change Institute and the
Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at UMaine (

Students in this program will receive an annual stipend of $30,000 per year in each of the first 2 years, plus tuition, fees,
and health insurance coverage. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to receive IGERT support. To apply:

1) Review the A2C2 IGERT website to determine if the program theme matches your interests and goals.
2) Contact Professor Roger Sher at to discuss your interests in the program, and make
a decision together on whether to apply.
3) Apply for UMaine graduate admission in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering and the Department of Molecular
and Biomedical Sciences.
4) Submit the following to the A2C2 IGERT program office (
• IGERT application form (see website)
• CV/resume
• A letter describing your interest in this IGERT, whether you have experience working in multidisciplinary teams,
and how your research interests relate to the IGERT project (see Core Research Themes).
• A letter from the prospective advisor supporting your application to the IGERT program. The prospective advisor
should also indicate in their letter whether the student would need support after 2 years, and if so, clearly identify
potential sources for that support.

Please submit all documents no later than January 1, 2015 for a fall 2015 admission.
Contact Project Director, Dr. Jasmine Saros, for questions about the program.