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Mary and Randall Hack '69 Graduate Award

Hack AwardThe Mary and Randall Hack '69 Award provides research funding to support Princeton University graduate students pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment.

Projects hailing from a broad range of disciplines are eligible for consideration including climate science, engineering, and environmental policy

Application Information for 2017

Important Dates

Funding Support

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 3-4 awards in amounts up to $ 8,000 will be available for dissertation support. In the following academic year funds may be used for a range of purposes including: summer stipend, fieldwork, travel, conference participation, equipment, and other costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. The funds cannot be used for tuition support or indirect costs. Awards are for one year (period from 7/1/2017 to 06/30/2018) and are nonrenewable.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be full-time Ph.D. candidates (post generals) at Princeton University.

Application Materials

Applications should include the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Complete application on the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)
  • Official graduate transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation sent separately and directly to the selection committee (PDF format accepted).

Princeton Environmental Institute
Hack Award Selection Committee
c/o Angela Petsis
127 Guyot Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544
609-258-4998
apetsis@princeton.edu

Award Selection

A committee of Princeton faculty will conduct a formal review and selection process, with conflicts of interest taken into account. The award(s) will be selected based on the quality of the proposed research, strength of faculty letters of recommendation, proven student accomplishments (peer-reviewed publications and awards), and financial need for independent research.

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Dept. Adviser Ph.D. Thesis Title
2016 Maya Buchanan WWS Michael Oppenheimer Resilience Outcomes Under Uncertain Se Level Rise and Adaptation Strategies: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach for Jamaica Bay
2016 Yuyang Fan MAE Marcus Hultmark A Scalable, Low Energy Consumption, Nano-Scale Velocity and Temperature Sensor for Environmental Monitoring and Water-Based Marine Research
2016 Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi CEE Kelly Caylor Satellite and Model-Based Characterization of Canopy Dew Formation and Interception in Tropical Forests
2016 Jennifer Guyton EEB Robert Pringle Causes and Consequences of Vegetation Community Shift in a Critical Floodplain Ecosystem after Near-Extinction of Herbivores and Severe Drought
2016 Yao Lai MAE Howard Stone Flowback Dynamics and Reduction of Water Use in Hydraulic Fracturing
2016 Kathryn Maxson HOS Angela Creager Sea Change: Salt Water and the Study of Life in America, 1888-2000
2016 Darcy McRose GEO Francois Morel The Role of Siderophores in the Pathogenicity and Ecology of Marine Vibrios
2015 Jesse Ault MAE Howard Stone Large-Surface-Area Continuous-Flow Evaporative Water Purification
2015 Josh Daskin EEB Rob Pringle Hydrology and Fire Impacts in Everglades Headwater Under Climate Change
2015 Mingzhen Lu EEB Lars Hedin Hydrological Nutrients Loss from Pristine Mountain Catchments of Western Cape Province, South Africa — an Adaptive Strategy of the Hyper-Diverse Fynbos Vegetation?
2015 Ben Schaffer CEE Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe Biomass and Soil Moisture Dynamics; Implications for Landscape Characterization and Structure
2014 Stephanie Debats CEE Kelly Caylor Remote Monitoring of Agricultural Crop Development Under a Changing Climate for the US and Sub-Saharan Africa
2014 Brianne Smith CEE Jim Smith An Interdisciplinary Approach to Exploration of Flash Flood Severity and Frequency Across the United States
2013 Carole Dalin CEE Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe Impacts of Policy and Climate on China's Food and Water Security
2013 Xingli Giam EEB David Wilcove Impacts of Land Use Change on Freshwater Systems in Southeast Asia
2012 Minjin Lee CEE Peter Jaffe Adapting Dynamic land Model, LM3V, to Simulate Nitrogen Exports and Transformations in the Susquehanna River