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Summer Internship for undergraduate students with the Rutgers Energy Institute. Application deadline March 9, 2018.

Summer Internship with the NJ Public Interest Research Group (NJPIRG) for Spring 2018 campaigns, including renewable energy among other issues.  Email NJPIRG Board Chair April Nicklaus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to apply and for questions.

Environmental Protection Agency announces up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants under the 2018 Environmental Education Local Grant Program. Proposal deadline March 15, 2018. More information here.

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) announces the Energy Innovation Contest inviting undergraduates to help reduce energy consumption at Rutgers. Awards will go to students who develop the best innovative plans to reduce energy consumption and promote eco-friendly practices throughout the New Brunswick Campus. Three prizes ($2,500, $1,500, $1,000) will be awarded. Intent email deadline February 23, 2018. Application deadline March 27, 2018. More information here.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program will award approximately $2 million in grants nationwide, proposals due January 31, 2018


Fellowship Program at The Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (Institute) for graduate students enrolled in consortium institutions (including Rutgers) to who propose innovative research projects to promote reslience in Jamaica Bay and surrounding communities. Application deadline February 28, 2018.

Sea Grant's 2018 Aquaculture Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO is available via grants.gov opportunity number NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005489.  Award ceiling: $750K.  Applicants must submit a proposal to a Sea Grant program by 5:00 pm local time on March 2, 2018. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to their Sea Grant Program one to two months prior to the Sea Grant program application deadline to receive guidance regarding proposal development and discuss their proposed project(s). Sea Grantapplications due March 30, 2018.  Objectives of Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative (NAI) are to: 1) address the needs of the U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes aquaculture sector by supporting research, technology transfer, and best practices related to the sustainable aquaculture of ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes fish, shellfish, or algae species (including state- and federally managed species), 2) increase production of such species in federal waters and the coastal zone of state waters (as defined by the Coastal Zone Management Act – to include the Great Lakes), and, 3) address major constraints, barriers, or hurdles of domestic aquaculture development that currently limit increased production (this can include research, extension, technology transfer, regulatory/policy and/or legal activities to support production, market access, distribution, etc.). 


Two positions: Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship (Stream Fish Ecology) and Postdoctoral Scientists (Freshwater Fish Ecology and Habitat Modeling), University of Alaska.  Both positions relate to project to understand effects of fire and climate change on boreal aquatic ecosystem dynamics.  Complete information for both positions here. (posted 12/18/17). 

Postdoctoral Position: Climate Services, Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Earth Sciences Department for climate scientist to work in renewable energy and agricultural sectors.  Applications due January 31, 2018.  Complete information here.


Visiting Assistant Professor Position in the Environmental Sciences Program at Northwestern University. Application review begins February 1, 2018. More information here.

RUTGERS COASTAL CLIMATE RISK & RESILIENCE (C2R2) PROGRAMS - FALL 2018: Graduate Traineeship Program and Graduate Certification Program.  Graduate Traineeship candidates must be in research-based programs and be incoming Masters students or w/in first two years of pursuing Ph.D. Students interested in the traineeship program should apply through their graduate program director and applications should include a statement explaining the applicant’s professional interest in coastal climate risk and resilience, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of support (these letters can be the same as those from their grad application). All materials should be sent to Carrie Ferraro: ferraro(at)marine.rutgers.edu. Application review begins January 16, 2017. For students interested in the Graduate Certificate Program, applications are considered on a rolling basis.  More information about both programs here or contact Dr. Carrie Ferraro ferraro(at)marine.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to outstanding Rutgers undergraduate students for summer internships in government/public service in Washington, DC. The monetary award is meant to ease the financial burden of working in Washington D.C. and is intended to offset living expenses. Seven students will be chosen to receive awards in 2018. Application deadline January 25, 2018. More information here.

The Rutgers Energy Institute 2017-2018 Energy Innovation Contest for undergraduates on New Brunswick Campus. Three awards: $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, $1,000 for third place. Register to compete by email indicating intent to submit an entry to bea(at)marine.rutgers.edu b February 23, 2018. Proposal deadline March 27, 2018. More information here.

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