Graduate students selected to be C-CHANGE Fellows enroll in four interdisciplinary graduate courses, one per semester for four semesters.
Courses are team-taught by KU and visiting faculty from social and natural sciences and engineering, and provide a multi-faceted perspective on global climate change. Trainees completing these courses will receive a graduate certificate in Global Climate Change Studies:
C-CHANGE Fellows have many opportunities for academic and professional development including the chance to spend two summers working on climate change projects in rural, urban, and Indigenous communities in the US and abroad and with government agencies and NGOs in science policy internships.
Throughout the program, trainees will meet climate experts from on and off campus in bi-weekly C-CHANGE Colloquium Series and in annual symposia, workshops, and external advisory board meetings.
Climate change is both a local and global phenomenon with consequences for natural and human populations and landscapes around the world. To explore some of these varied climate change research sites, trainees will have the opportunity to work with students and faculty from the University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the University of Copenhagen to conduct field research in local and indigenous communities in the US Great Plains, Mexico, and Greenland.