The Bay Area Water Quality Fellowship is open to graduate students whose studies are related specifically to water quality issues that affect the San Francisco Bay. It is intended to support scientific research in the following topics:
- the exposure or effect, if any, of organisms within the San Francisco Bay estuary to selenium, metals, and/or organic chemicals through food chain transfer
- the degree, if any, to which sediments are a source of exposure for organisms within the San Francisco Bay estuary to selenium, metals, and/or organic chemicals
- other research that involves the effect of pollution on the San Francisco Bay estuary and/or its ecosystem.
Recipients will receive $15,000 for the Fall 2019 semester. The award can be used as a payment for registration fees and/or stipend.