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The New York Department of Health has an opening for an Environmental Health Research Fellow position in air, climate and health unit. An ideal candidate will have a doctorate in environmental health science or geographic information science. Application is due ASAP, to apply send an email with cover letter and resume with the subject heading “Environmental Health Research Associate_your name” in the subject line to klane1(at)health.nyc.gov. For more information, click document here (40 KB).


The EPA has $5 million available in funding for the EPA Environmental Governance Capacity Building Program. This funding is to support a collaborative program that would enhance environmental governance capacity of institutions in Central America and Caribbean, South Americas, and the Middle East, and North Africa. Applicants should have expertise in such areas as climate mitigation and adaptation, water resource, waste management, and environmental impact assessment. Applications are due August 14th 2015. Click here for further information.


The Department of Homeland Security has announced $150 million available in funding for the DHS Fiscal Year 2015 Flood Mitigation Program. State, local and tribal governments are all eligible. The program will prioritize projects that mitigate flooding in structures with certain historic flooding characteristics. Applications are due August 28th 2015. Click here for further information.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has announced $14 million available in funding for the Coastal Program, which provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Applications are due September 30th 2015. Click here for further information.


USDA and Microsoft have partnered to launch the "Innovation Challenge" to Address Food Resiliency, a contest designed to explore how climate change will impact the United States’ food system with the intent of achieving a sustainable food system. Contest submissions end at October 27th 2015 at 5:00pm EDT. To apply for this contest, click here.


The Plug-In Electric Vehicle-Enabling Technology Demonstration Program through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is now accepting proposals for its round two of funding. NYSERDA is interested in research and demonstration proposals to demonstrate new technologies and strategies that help overcome barriers to market adoption of plug-in electric vehicles and make them more economically viable while reducing their impact on the electric grid and environment in NY State. Proposals are due September 16th, 2015 by 5:00pm EST.  Further information and proposal submission can be found here.


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting up to three postdoctoral research associates to work on projects related to high-resolution global climate and earth system models.  Candidates must have received a PhD and should have experience in climate modeling and analysis. Applications are due August 28th 2015, click here to apply.


The Watershed Institute has released its grant program announcement in many categories including Climate Change Resiliency; the grant program is centered on promoting the health and resiliency of New Jersey's watersheds.  Letters of inquiry are due August 3rd 2015. Detailed information on the application process and timeline and appropriate forms can be found here.


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has multiple openings for part time hourly public access planning workers. Hourly workers will be helping the development of  Municipal Public Access Plans (MPAP) consistent with the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) rule (N.J.A.C. 7:7E). To submit a resume or for further information contact Nicholas Angarone at Nick.Anagarone(at)dep.nj.gov. Applications are due ASAP.


COMPASS, an organization that helps scientists effectively communicate their knowledge has several positions open beginning July 7, 2015.


The Rossby Centre, a section of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has an open position of a Science Communicator. Information here.


The Northeast Climate Science Center is seeking applicants for a full time Communications and Outreach Manager located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Applications are due ASAP.  For further information and to apply, click here.


A forthcoming Global LEAP program will provide results-based financing incentives to encourage off-grid energy companies to purchase and market efficient off-grid appliances.  In support of this program, CLASP is seeking to engage one or more organizations to implement robust, multi-faceted monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities in Bangladesh. For further information and application, click here.


A post-doctoral opportunity  available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California; the project is on the California and Sierra Nevada drought. An ideal candidate will have a completed doctoral degree in climate or related physical science, or in the social sciences with a strong emphasis on climate. Applications are due ASAP. For further information on how to apply contact Dr. Julie Kalansky: jkalansky(at)ucsd.edu


The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is recruiting a post-doctoral scientist to work on a project improving hydrological processes in Earth Systems Models. The position is for two years and has possibility of renewal. Candidates will have Ph.D in Hydrology, Geoscience or a related field with experience is modeling of hydrological processes. Application is due ASAP. For information on how to apply contact Dr. L. Ruby Leung: Ruby.Leung(at)pnnl.gov


Environmental & Climate Justice Communications Coordinator, The NAACP, Baltimore, MD. A 6-month consultancy position is open in the Environmental & Climate Justice program. Responsibilities include managing communications/media, documentation and promotion of the program and other duties assigned by the Environmental and Climate Justice Director. Minimum of 3 years in communication and interest in environmental issues. Applications due ASAP. Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and salary requirements to Jacqueline Patterson: jpatterson(at)naacpnet.org


Food and Agriculture Internship Program, RTI International. Several internships in areas including Agriculture & Agribusiness and Food & Nutrition Security are open for application. Applications are due ASAP. Complete information can be found pdf here (311 KB).


The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now accepting applications which are due August 3rd 2015. Complete informaition here.


The EPA has more than $54 million in Funding and Technical Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments. For the list of specific grants available and deadlines click  here.


Master’s Degree in Climate Change: Instrumental Reconstruction and Analysis Program, University Rovira I Virgili. Applications due ASAP. Contact Dr. Javier Sigró Rodríguez: javoer.sigro(at)urv.cat for further information. Admission requirements can be found at URV graduate website.  


NJ PACE, an organization dedicated to facilitating the transition to clean energy in New Jersey,is looking for volunteer interns (with the possibility for a future paid position) for Summer 2015 to conduct research and analysis on the latest trends in conservation and renewables, work with energy contractors and property owners, and write grants. Interns can focus on public relations and marketing, research and analysis, or finance, grant writing, or event planning. Click here for more information. Send applications as soon as possible.


Postgraduate research project training opportunity with the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities. The position will support equity issues and the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP). Appointment is one year and participant will receive a stipend. Master’s degree and U.S. citizenship required. Apply here. Application due as soon as possible.


Two Ph.D. Positions at Washington State University-Pullman to start in August to conduct research in micrometeorology and land-climate interactions in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR), Washington State University (WSU). Applicants should have strong background in atmospheric sciences, physics, hydrology, ecology, or related fields. Contact Dr. Heping Liu heping.liu (at) wsu.edu
for additional information. Applications due ASAP. Admission requirements can be found at the WSU Graduate School website. 


NOAA is accepting individual applications for 10 funding opportunities for various climate related initiatives through their climate program. More information about each competition and guidelines here. Application and letter of intention due dates range from August 2015- November 2015.


The 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition for faculty and professionals is open.It offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards. Available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  Deadline for most awards August 3, 2015.  For more information, click here.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Physical Oceanography University of Southern Mississippi. To apply, send a letter of interest detailing qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to stephan.howden (at) usm.edu. Review of applicants begins immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.


REI Graduate Student and Post-doctoral positions as early as Spring 2015 forthird year graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows working on critical aspects of energy research.  Click herefor more information. Deadline rolling.


Climate Access Internship available for graduate students; more details here.


The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.


Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.


Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.


Professional Lecturer - Enivronmental Science position at American University in the Department of Environmental Science for the 2015-2016 school year. appointment is a 9-month term position starting August 31, 2015. Applicants should hold a PhD. More information and application here.


Climate Funding Opportunities compiled by NOAA and MN Sea Grant. Deadlines vary by grants. To access the list click here and click on the black "download PDF."

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