PhD funding, river science at Duke University
Duke University, North Carolina, United States
Apply before: 30 November 2023

I am looking to take on a PhD student in Fall 2024 here at the Nicholas School at Duke University. I have funding to support a PhD student to work on topics in water & river science, broadly considered. My research is currently focused at the intersection of water-related infrastructure, finance, and policy, but I would be open to a wide range of proposed topics from a student so long as it is related to river science & management in the US. Funding is not constrained to a particular project, but does require that research make use of public water datasets to critical water resource challenges in the US, with particular interest in reservoir management and large rivers.

Students with a masters degree already completed and/or several years of work experience in water-related positions and strongly encouraged to apply. PhD students will need to be in-residence at Duke University for their PhD, and would receive their PhD through the Environment PhD program at the Nicholas School of Environment. Students must have technical/quantitative training and abilities, but also interests beyond technical applications alone. While Duke does not require GRE scores as part of their submission, I still prefer applicants to have taken the GRE.

Interested students should send CV, and brief description of research interests, and a technical/writing example(s) (e.g., publications or authored reports) to

Note that PhD applications are due Nov 30.

Martin Doyle
Duke University

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group