Lapham Fellowship FAQ
1. Is the fellowship based in Washington D.C. or can Fellows be located in other American Rivers’ locations as well?
- This fellowship is based in our D.C. office. In order to provide the best environment for the science-policy integration we are aiming for, we find the Washington location most suitable for this fellowship.
2. When does the Fellowship begin and end?
- The Fellowship begins in June/July of 2013 and lasts for two fiscal years until June of 2015.
3. Is it a one-time stipend or do you get the stipend each year?
- You will receive the stipend each year in the form of biweekly paychecks.
4. Does your academic mentor have to be in the Washington D.C. area?
- No, your mentor does not need to be in the D.C. area. They need to be accessible by phone, skype, email, etc. to help you develop and provide assistance for your project.
5. What has been the focus area of project in the past?
- Past projects have focused on things such as helping river communities adapt to a changing climate through innovative solutions like green infrastructure; managing water supply in the southeast using forest protection measures; and protecting and restoring water quality in urban and headwater streams.
6. Does your project have to be focused on the eastern regions of the United States because the Fellowship is based in the Washington, D.C. office?
- No. We encourage you to develop a project proposal that best suits your interest and expertise. As a national organization, we focus on rivers and river issues around the country, and the staff in our D.C. office work on river issues nationwide.