ERIE Research Openings

PhD Fellowships in Ecosystem Restoration
at the University at Buffalo


The State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) encourages qualified individuals to apply for doctoral study with a concentration in Ecosystem Restoration. The Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) program provides students with the technical, professional, and personal skills necessary to become leaders in the rapidly advancing field of ecosystem restoration.  The ERIE Program is innovative and interdisciplinary, combining academic training in environmental sciences, engineering, and policy with focused research on ecological restoration linked to nationally-recognized watershed and stream restoration efforts in western New York State.

Eligible ERIE students (US citizens or permanent residents only) are funded through a National Science Foundation IGERT traineeship ( that provides tuition, a generous stipend, and a research allowance for two years of Ph.D. graduate work, followed by additional support through departmental assistantships. ERIE Program trainees take several core courses in ecosystem restoration principles and practice, attend external professional training short courses, and have the opportunity for Canadian academic exchange activities, while also completing requirements for a doctorate in any of the eight participating science, engineering, and policy programs at the University at Buffalo or at  nearby Buffalo State College.

Applications are usually due by February 1st of the incoming year of the following Fall semester. For more information and the application, click here or contact ERIE Program Coordinator Amy Bartlett at igert-erie at buffalo dot edu.