How to apply

Applicants to the Water Diplomacy | IGERT doctoral program must also be accepted to a Ph.D. program in one of Tufts University's participating schools, and must have a master's or bachelor's degree in natural sciences, social sciences, or engineering with a demonstrated interest in water issues in addition to meeting the specific requirements for admission in their chosen department. Toward the beginning of the application process, prospective students are encouraged to identify faculty in their department of interest with whom they can work closely throughout their Ph.D. careers.


Candidates must first apply and be accepted through one of the participating Tufts University schools:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences — View application deadlines.

School of Engineering — View application deadlines.

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy — View application deadlines.

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy — View application deadlines.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral (IDOC) Program — Application deadline is January 13, 2015.


The Water Diplomacy program is now accepting fellowship applications for August 2015.

To begin the application process, visit: https://apply.embark.com/Grad/Tufts/grad/

Students are also required to complete a separate application for the program at: http://ase.tufts.edu/igert/waterDiplomacy/apply/.


Due to NSF restrictions, funding for the Water Diplomacy | IGERT fellowship is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.