Doctoral Student Scholarships for Vespucci Summer Institute on Geographic Information Science

Week 1 Participants, Vespucci 2009.

Week 1 Participants, Vespucci 2009

The IGERT Program in Geographic Information Science at the University at Buffalo invites applications from U.S. doctoral students for the 2010 Vespucci Summer Institute on Geographic Information Science in Fiesole, near Florence, Italy. There will be only one Vespucci week in 2010, June 13-19. The topic will be "Interfacing social and environmental modeling," featuring Gilberto Camara and Henk Scholten as Facilitators. Financial support available under this competition will include tuition and fees for the Institute, accommodation expenses in Fiesole, and up to $1,900 in travel expenses.

We anticipate funding about 10 applicants under this competition. Support from the Buffalo IGERT program is limited to US Citizens or Permanent Residents. Others are encouraged to apply directly to the Vespucci program.

Applications must include:

  • a 1-page statement of the applicant's background and interest in the 2010 School;
  • a brief curriculum vitae, including dissertation topic and expected PhD completion date
  • a letter of endorsement from the student's Ph.D. advisor, committee member, or department chair.

The application deadline is March 15, 2010. Applications must be submitted in .pdf or .doc format, including letter of endorsement, via e-mail attachment, to We plan to announce decisions by April 12, 2010.

Application deadline: March 15, 2010

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT) - DGE-0333417.