2024 Water Institute Ambassadors

The goal of the Water Institute Ambassadors program is to build a graduate student community, provide a platform for greater student participation in Water Institute Programs, and provide networking and leadership opportunities for UF Water Institute graduate students.

Water Institute Ambassadors collaborate with Water Institute staff to enhance the Water Institute graduate student community by:

  • Organizing Lunch by the Water, a monthly student-oriented seminar
  • Organizing various student-oriented events, such as hosting guest speakers, career panels, water-related community events, social gatherings, etc.
  • Encouraging participation and engagement of students from both on and off-campus facilities.
  • In a symposium year, assisting with the Water Institute Symposium

Award Details

The program awards two University of Florida graduate students $2,500 per academic year, as well as complimentary attendance at the Biennial Water Institute Symposium (in symposium years).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a UF Masters or Ph.D. student (students from Research and Education Centers are encouraged to apply)
  • Faculty advisor must be a Water Institute Affiliate Faculty member

Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest describing your background, interest and/or experience in community building, career goals, and how the ambassador program will help you achieve your goals (1 page maximum)
  • Nomination Letter from Water Institute Affiliate Faculty Member


Paloma Carton de Grammont
Assistant Director 


May 31, 2024

Decision Date

June 28, 2024

Applications Closed