2023 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 will work with Water Institute staff to build the Water Institute graduate student community by:

  • Organizing monthly student-oriented events including but not limited to student seminars, hosting guest speakers, career panels, water-oriented community events, social events, etc.
  • Promoting participation and engagement of students from on and off campus facilities.
  • Assisting with the Water Institute Symposium

Award Details

In 2023 the Water Institute Ambassador Program will award two UF graduate students $2,500 per academic year, with one ambassador serving for a 1-year term and one serving for a 2-year term. Water Institute Ambassadors will also be provided complimentary attendance at the Biennial Water Institute Symposium.

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


Christian A. Rodriguez
Program Assistant


March 31, 2023

Decision Date

April 25, 2023