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James J. Gallagher Family Fellowship Summer 2015 applications being accepted by February 16, 2015.  The fellowship  provides two Rutgers University graduate students with the opportunity for summer employment to undertake projects to help advance the mission and objectives of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (NJCAA). Application information here

Helen Fellowship for teaching and research at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Deadline March 1, 2015. More information and application here.

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for high-risk, transformational energy research and development (R&D) projects for transportation and stationary applications. Deadline February 20, 2015. Click for more information.

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

Resiliency Manager at the Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey. Deadline ASAP.

Climate Adaptation and Resilience Specialist need. Work with the National Wildlife Federation to apply new and emerging approaches to climate change adaptation for ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, and in a Hurricane Sandy resilience project with New Jersey. Deadline ASAP.

Public, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations are welcome to apply to the American Society for Adaption Professionals (ASAP) Prize which is meant to improve professional practice in climate adaptation by highlighting practices of leading U.S. communities and organizations who have decreased vulnerability of natural/human systems to extreme weather events and climate change. Deadline January 23, 2015. Click here for application and more information.

NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) Summer Colloquium, July 6-17, 2015. For graduate students from both Atmospheric Science and Solar & Space Physics programs to study the interrelated subjects of terrestrial and space climate. Funding for travel and living expenses available. Click here to apply.

ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcement to support the development of potentially disruptive new technologies in areas of energy research and development, for both transportation and stationary applications. Deadline February 20, 2015. Click here to apply and for more information.

U.S. Department of Agriculture fellowships available for future agricultural scientists. There are pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, and for the first time, undergraduate fellowships that aim to solve current and future agriculture challenges. Applications due February 11, 2015. More information here.

Scholarships available for Building One New Jersey and Together North Jersey’s Leadership Institute, which takes place weekends in January and February. For more information about scholarships email Miriam.salerno (at) ejb.rutgers.edu. You can find the application here.

Jessup and McHenry Fellowship to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Univeristy. Deadline March 2, 2015.

National Park Service Climate Change Response Program and the University of Washington have paid climate change summer internship positions in national parks. Open to upper-level undergraduates and graduates. Deadline January 30, 2015. Click here for more info and to apply.

Postgraduate level researcher needed to measure the co-benefits of energy efficiency for the Center for Climate Change and the Central European University. Position starts in March 2015 and goes for three years. MA or PhD in economics preferred. Apply by January 15, 2015. For more info email egyed.monika (at) abud.hu 

Ph.D. Fellowships at the State University of New York at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. Deadline February 15, 2015. Applicants should apply to the program and then send a letter requesting fellowship consideration to ASRC Graduate Fellowship Committee, c/o Dr. Kara Sulia ksulia(at)albany.edu

EPA Environmental Education Grant funding opportunity for environmental education capacity building, advancement, community projects, human health and environment, teaching skills, and career development due February 2, 2015. More information here.

RESTORE Act Science Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants for $200,000-400,000 Proposals due March 17, 2015. Click herefor more information. 

Associate Professor Position, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Application due January 31, 2015. Click here for more info.

Science Writer position with I.M. Systems Group to support NOAA’s National Satellite and Information Service.  Silver Spring, MD. Application due ASAP. More info here.

Drawdown Fellowship Program for current master’s and PhD candidates and those who hold such a degree already working on pragmatic solutions to the climate crisis. Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1 - 12/12/2014

Round 2 - 01/10/2015 (All junior fellowships applications)

Round 3 - 02/15/2015 (All research fellowship applications)

Valuation Economist, I.M. Systems Group Inc., a contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Silver Spring, MD. More information and to apply click here. Open until filled.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Geography tenure-track/tenure appointment beginning Fall 2015, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Applications due January 14, 2015. More info here.

Summer 2015 Undergraduate fellowships in atmospheric modeling North Carolina A&T State University. Apply by April 1, 2015. More information and application here.Assistant Professor of Climate Change Policy at University of California, Davis. Apply by January 9, 2015 to ensure full consideration.

Ph.D. Student Position at Rutgers University in modeling of the climate response to volcanic eruptions. Apply by January 15, 2015. More details and application here.

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EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program. The funding will focus on proposals supporting community-based preparedness and community climate resiliency efforts. Application due January 9, 2015. More information here.

Postdoctoral Scientist Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research. Females strongly encouraged to apply. Send application including  CV and  2 references to Dr. Kerstin Schepanski to schepanski (at) tropos.de by December 20, 2014.

Graduate Student Positions for climate change research at Simon Fraser University. Open to students of all scientific backgrounds. Application due December 5, 2014. Send CV, personal statement including  research experience and future research interests, informal transcripts, and contact information (email and phone) of 3 references to Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld kzickfel (at) sfu.ca. Also apply by January 22, 2015 for the graduate program here.

Coastal Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Specialist position with the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute. Deadline to be announced. More information here.

Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant Program accepting funding applications from public or private entities. Webinar for potential applicants November 18, 2014. Application deadline February 2, 2014.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) environmental health internship for undergraduates. Application deadline February 11, 2015. More information here.

New Jersey Future seeks an entry level Planning and Policy Associate with an emphasis on its Urban Waters Initiative. More information here.

Columbia University and The Earth Institute Dean's Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship. Full tuition grant in the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Apply by January 15, 2015. For more information and how to apply click here.

Postdoctoral researcher in atmospheric physics at Environmental Physics Laboratory (EphysLab) at the Universidade de Vigo.  Position is open starting immediately. Click here for more information.

Scientific Programmer in Climate Modeling at Center for Climate Systems Modeling in Zurich to start in January 2015. Applications are under review immediately. Click here for more information.

Newcastle University seeks three research assistants to help understand the nature and drivers of global precipitation extremes and change on societally relevant timescales. Applications due as soon as possible. Click herefor more information. .

CSIRO's Office of the Chief Executive in Australia has postdoctoral fellowships to study tropic variability in global warming. Open until filled. More information here.

University of Auckland,  New Zealand PhD fellow opening to investigate tropical atmospheric variability on diurnal to intraseasonal scales. Applicants need to meet the requirements of the PhD program.For information about applying, contact Gilles Bellon at gilles.bellon (at) auckland.ac.nz.

Arctic Fluxes Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Apply here. Deadline to be announced.

Postdoctoral fellow at Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. Apply here. Deadline to be announced.

Postdoctoral position in climate dynamics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  For more information and to apply contact Dr. Toshi Shinoda toshiaki.shinoda(a)tamucc.edu. To apply, email a CV, statement of research interest, and names and email  of at least three references.

University of Missouri-Columbia seeks students interested in completing a PhD in Atmospheric Science starting in 2015. Graduate Research Assistantship is available and supported by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Track I award. Applicants must possess (or expect to possess by spring 2015) a master's degree in atmospheric science, geographical science, earth science, or a related field. To apply, send by email unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, and a brief personal statement that highlights skills relevant to the position as described above and includes recent GRE scores, recent TOEFL scores (international students only), and professional goals to Dr. Bohumil Svoma, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri, svomab (at) missouri (dot) edu.

Tenure-track faculty position in global climate modeling, earth systems modeling, global biogeochemical modeling at the University of Rochester, New York.. Application review starts December 20, 2014 and continues until the position fills. Click here to apply.

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 will support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and includes $25,000 direct cost support. For more information about applying, click hereApplications accepted on a rolling basis. Fellowships available as early as Fall 2014.

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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