Clean Water Science Network

Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of developing communities through educational outreach, fundamental scientific studies, and applied research projects focused on water and sanitation issues.

Millions of people around the globe lack a safe and reliable supply of drinking water

​Since challenges faced by developing communities are best understood by those who live them daily, we strongly believe that the best way to encourage change is to build capacity at a local level. Many remarkable organizations exist to facilitate development projects, but few educational opportunities focused on the fundamentals of water and sanitation sciences are available to those with limited experience. ​We aim to fill this gap via programs targeted to empower the community members with the tools to improve their quality of life.

This fellowship provides $300 for a community-based project, graduate school preparation, or any other academic activity. Application includes resume/CV, letter of recommendation, and personal statement.

Qualifications: Any current or past mentees can apply.

Expectations: Awardees required to share a write-up and a short video documenting their experience. CWSN directors can provide guidance.

Selection: Reviewers will prioritize the strength of the application and make an effort to have a diverse group of awardees. Ten awards will be provided this year.


Applications are due June 13, 2021

What we do

We run a mentorship program between undergraduate students in Latin America and graduate students in the US.

We facilitate and fundraise for education and research programs aimed at bringing students from developing communities to work at at top-tier universities in the US and in their communities.

We lead educational workshops for high school and undergraduate students on water quality and treatment.

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Mentorship Program's Webinars

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

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𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 2020

CWSN 2019 Fellowship ppt(Five)
Due to the uncertainty associated with COVID-19, CWSN has created a new opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates from Latin America instead of the SURE program this summer. This 𝗖𝗪𝗦𝗡 𝗘𝗻𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 provides funding for a community-based project, graduate school preparation (e.g., GRE or TOEFL classes), or any other academic activity. Stay tuned for updates on these exceptionally bright and motivated awardees from México, Colombia, and Ecuador. ​¡Felicitaciones a los ganadores!

"If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in water."

Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957.