The William H. Greenberg Fellowship was established by Mrs. Phyllis Greenberg to honor her husband who was a graduate of Rutgers University, Class of 1944. Greenberg fellows are Rutgers University graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams and whose Ph.D. research fits within the scope of the Climate and Environmental Change Initiative. Thus, Greenberg Fellows receive substantial support as their academic endeavors are related to studying the causes of climate change, understanding its effects on our society and environment, and informing society about those impacts. Preference is given to students concentrating in science as opposed to policy. Once awarded, the Greenberg Fellowship is renewed annually as long as the recipient is making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. Thus the fellowship typically becomes available when the current recipient has completed her or his dissertation requirements.
Pictured here are Greenberg Fellow, Nicole Abdul and Mrs. Phyllis Greenberg during a February 2013 visit.
Nicole AbdulCurrent Greenberg Fellow
Degree Sought: PhD in Geology
Dissertation Research: Abrupt climate change from a sea-level, sea surface temperature, and tropical seasonality perspective - understanding the role of the tropics on our warming planet.
Nelun FernandoPh.D in Geography, Concentration in Climatology
Dissertation Research: Predicting and monitoring drought in the humid tropics: a case study on Sri Lanka
Inga La Puma
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution with a Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information Science
Dissertation Research: Landscape modeling of anthropogenic influences on fire and forest composition in the Pinelands of New Jersey