STRI-McGill Neotropical Environment Graduate Program
The STRI-McGill Neotropical Environment Graduate Program, in collaboration with a STRI-based program and McGill University (based in Montreal, Canada), has created the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO), a research option for PhD students interested in the environmental issues relevant to the Neotropics. This interdisciplinary program focuses on enriching the student's understanding of Neotropical environments and policy issues specific to Latin America and emphasizes the importance of the human component in environmental studies. NEO's hands-on approach also enables students to develop the practical skills necessary for research in the tropics.
NEO students will have the opportunity to work with researchers from both STRI and McGill, and will be given access to a wealth of expertise, as well as to STRI's many research sites and facilities. The 90-year history of tropical research at STRI makes this institute an ideal base for such program.
Course work will take place in Panama and students will conduct their research in Latin America. Research may be carried out in multiple areas but should relate to environmental problems facing Latin America today. This stay in Latin America will be complemented by at least one term at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Applicants will be considered based on their academic standing, previous research experience, field of interest and supervisor availability. They must have a working knowledge of both English and Spanish (or Portuguese if they intend on working in Brazil).