The 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
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.
To be eligible, applicants must be full-time Ph.D. candidates (post generals) at Princeton University.
Applications should include the following. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Princeton Environmental Institute
Hack Award Selection Committee
c/o Angela Petsis
127 Guyot Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 08544
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.
|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|