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The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program offers graduate students grants for projects related to sustainable agriculture. Deadline for 2016 applications is May 10th. For more information, application details and past project examples click here


A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge to work on the project ecological tipping points, climate change and multi-scalar risks. Application is due May 11th 2016. Click here for more information.


The Environmental Protection Agency’s Pollution Prevention Network Grant Program is now seeking submissions. Applications are due May 17th 2016. Click here for more information.


The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Restoration Ecology Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will restore degraded ecosystems by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click pdf here (86 KB) for more information.


The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Collaborative Ecological Research Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will collaboratively address impacts on ecosystems by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click  pdf here (86 KB) for more information.


The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Global Conservation Priorities Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will address global change impacts on ecosystems by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click  pdf here (86 KB) for more information.


The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will address global change impacts on agriculture and forestry by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click  pdf here (86 KB) for more information.


A Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health is being jointly administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This is a two year appointment. Applications are due 4:00PM May 15h 2016. Click here for more information.


The Science and Resilience Institute's first annual call for applications to an emerging Fellowship and Internship opportunity intended to fund graduate students and researchers ranging from $5,000-$10,000 and undergraduate internships at $4,500.  Designed to help researchers, graduate and undergraduate students inform and increase resiliences in Jamaica Bay through research collaborations and partnerships, funding is intended to support new or existing collaboration among researchers affiliated with the Institute's consortium. For the full announcement and information about applications - due 6 pm April 29, 2016, click here.


The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a $30 million funding opportunity announcement soliciting proposals for its new Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated on-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. Concept papers are due May 24th 2016. Click here to learn more.


The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a request for proposals for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program. Projects that focus on Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Food Manufacturing and Processing, and State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction will be considered. The application period closes June 6th 2016 11:59PM EDT. Click here for more information.


The Global Resilience Challenge "Water Window Challenge" is offering up to $1 million dollars in grants for teams offering solutions to help flood prone communities across the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. A concept note must be submitted by May 8th 2016. Click here for more details.


The GREEN Program is announcing its summer 2016 Short-term Sustainability Programs, where students can learn hands-on about different aspects of sustainability. These are ten day programs offered for 10 days in multiple locations and on multiple dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until programs are filled. Click here for more details.


The Northeast SARE Graduate Grant Program is now accepting application for 2016 awards. This grant is for graduate students who are researching topics in sustainable agriculture. Applications are due May 10th 2016. Click here for more details.


The Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Prevention Program has $8 million in funding to reduce the environmental footprints of local and regional businesses and projects related to this goal. Applications are due May 9th 2016. Click here for more details.


Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program has $17 million available in funding to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal states. Applications are due June 29th 2016. Click here for more details.


Autodesk and the PoLAR Partnership are launching the Games for Change Climate Challenge. All are encouraged to create and submit a digital game prototype that focuses on scientifically-grounded climate solutions. Four finalists present to the jury at the Games for Change festival in New York City from June 23rd-24th. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize to support game development. Submissions are due 11:59PM EDT May 6th 2016. Clickhere for more details.


IMSG is seeking a support scientist for their climate process team. Applications are due ASAP. Click here to learn more.


The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has funding available for projects aimed to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales. Pre-proposals are due May 10th 2016. Click here to learn more.


The BIG Pitch Competition 2016 is seeking undergraduate and graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment under the theme of sustainability. Application deadline: September 30th 2016. More information here.


The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition to incentivize innovative approaches to addressing carbon emissions and better understand the potential for converting carbon dioxide in high-value products. There are two competition tracks and a $7.M grand prize for the winners. Registration must be completed by April 30th 2016. Click here to learn more and click here to register.  


The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change has over $11 million available in funding for projects related to the paleoclimate and Earth’s climate system. Proposals are due October 17th 2016. Click  here for more information and to apply.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a software engineer for terrestrial systems modeling and environmental data science. Applications are due May 1st 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.


The National Science Foundation has funding available under their Environmental Sustainability program for the following research areas: industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and Earth systems engineering. Proposals are due October 20th 2016. Click here for more details and to apply.


The Hudson River Foundation is offering several fellowships to support living expenses and graduate research that involves the health and ecosystem of the Hudson River. Click here for more information and to apply.


Multiple fellowship/internship positions for post docs, graduate and undergraduates relating to forestry and resilient landscapes are available through the Rutgers Center for Resilient Landscapes. Learn more here.


Michigan Tech University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Climate Science with expertise in atmospheric science, hydrology, and/or surficial geology processes applied to paleoclimate reconstruction or modern climate variability and impacts. Applications are due ASAP. Click here to learn apply and learn more.


Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley expected start date of July 1, 2016. Details pdf here (56 KB).


Brown University is looking for an Endowed Chair in Water Research (Associate or Full Professor). An ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements, record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teach and advising. For further details and application, click here.


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 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.


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.


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.


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