SAGE is home to nearly 30 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who participate in the center’s research, learning, and outreach activities. In addition, we engage about 10 undergraduate students in both paid and unpaid roles in research, computer support, and office administration.
Our students span a range of departments across campus, broadly reflecting the affiliations of the SAGE faculty: the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Agroecology, Agronomy, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Geography, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Limnology and Marine Science, and School of Medicine and Public Health.
Steps for Pursuing MS or PhD Research at SAGE
Consider what graduate program, and what potential advisor(s), would be the best fit with your educational and career goals. Not all SAGE advisors advise in all affiliated programs – the list below links to each advisor’s research overview, and to the degree-granting programs through which students are advised.
Send a brief email introduction to your potential advisor, accompanied by your resume or curriculum vita, and noting the department to which you plan to submit your application. Feel free to ask us related to your graduate school planning and application process.
Submit an application to the selected program following official departmental guidelines.
SAGE awards funding through assistantships and fellowships to a select number of graduate students after a highly competitive review process. Most funding decisions are made by individual faculty members in support of specific projects. We look for students with outstanding academic credentials and previous research or work experience. We also strongly emphasize communication skills and intellectual maturity.