Dec 19, 2007

NWRI Calls for Nominations for Clarke Prize

The prize awards scholarly achievements in water research

NWRI is pleased to begin the nomination process for the fourteenth recipient of the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize.

NWRI established the Clarke Prize in 1993 to award outstanding individuals who are significantly contributing toward any of the following areas: the discovery, development, improvement and/or understanding of the issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology or public policy.

The prize, which includes a gold medallion and $50,000 award, is one of only a dozen prizes that awards scholarly and practical achievements in water research. It has been designated by the International Congress of Distinguished Awards as one of the most prestigious awards in the world.

Nominations are due March 1, 2008. Additional information about the Clarke Prize, including nomination procedures and previous recipients, may be found at

Applications are also now being accepted for graduate fellowship funding for the 2008/2009 academic year. The deadline for fellowship applications is March 1, 2008.

NWRI offers fellowship awards of up to up to $10,000 per year to graduate students (master’s or Ph.D.) at U.S. universities conducting research in the areas of water resources and treatment. Research must pertain to NWRI’s mission, which is to create new sources of water through research and technology and to protect the freshwater and marine environments.

In addition, a special NWRI-AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology will be available to students whose research pertains to the advancement of membrane technologies in the water, wastewater or water reuse industries. This fellowship awards $10,000 a year for two years. Funding is provided by the American Membrane Technology Association.