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The Department of Energy has released its application for DOE of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR). This program provides supplemental awards for Ph.D. students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory for 3 to 12 consecutive months. The application is due December 15th 2015 5:00pm EST. Click here to learn more and apply.
The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking an Assistant Professor in Climate Dynamics. Applications are due by December 7th 2015. For further information on the position and to apply, click here.
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley expected start date of July 1, 2016. Details pdf here (56 KB).
The EPA Urban Waters Small Grants Program has $1.6 million available for funding to address urban runoff pollution with a focus on underserved communities. Consideration will be given to projects that engage communities in learning about, planning, and developing storm water infrastructure improvements. Applications are due October 31st 2015. Click pdf here (663 KB) for more information and how to apply.
New Jersey Future is seeking a part-time consultant to support the organization’s outreach and policy work for public investments that are equitable and resilient in the face of future storms and sea level rise. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application information, click pdf here (280 KB).
Montclair State University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Sustainability Science for their Earth and Environmental Studies Department. Application is due by November 13th 2015. For further information and to apply, click here.
A postdoctoral research position is open in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. The research project involves modeling US landfalling hurricane and storm surge risk under global warming conditions. Application is due ASAP. Click here for more information and application.
Graduate Research Fellowships: Payment for Environmental Services with a focus on REDD+ (reduced emissions from deforestration) and environmental reserve quotas (CRA) market in Brazil. Location: Federal Univeristy of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. USAID/NSF provides full funding to grad students that are current recipients of NSF grant funding or enrolled at Rutgers University, U Chicago, Notre Dame, UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis or Arizona State. Deadline: November 1, 2015. Contact rajao(at)ufmg.br to apply with cv and 250 word research proposal or see this link for more information about submission. Additional information can be found here.
The Rutgers Science Explorer is searching for part-time graduate students in SEBS, SAS and GSBS to serve as graduate fellows on the Science Bus for the academic year 2015-‐16. Graduate fellows will lead scientiﬁc hand-‐on activities in the STEM disciplines and will serve as role models for middle schools student. More information pdf here (2.98 MB).
Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) - U.S.-India Institutional Partnership Grants. The maximum award will be $190,000 for a three-year period. Requests for amounts smaller than the maximum are eligible. The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards (formerly known as the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative). Announced by the U.S. and Indian governments, Knowledge Initiative aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities. Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote long-term ties between partner institutions.Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Studies; Education & Educational Reform; Public Health; Sustainable Development & Community Development; and International Relations & Strategic Studies. Deadline: November 2, 2015. More information here. RFP pdf here (588 KB).
USDA Small Business Innovation Research: Forests and Related Resources. Estimated total program funding is $9,000,000. Range of awards is $70,000 to $100,000. This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. The Forests and Related Resources topic area aims to address the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations through the development of environmentally sound approaches to increase productivity of forest lands, improve sustainability of forest resources, and develop value-added materials derived from woody resources. New technologies are needed to enhance the protection of the Nation's forested lands and forest resources and help to ensure the continued existence of healthy and productive forest ecosystems. Proposals focused on sustainable bioenergy and development of value-added biofuels from woody biomass, and on the influence of climate change on forest health and productivity are strongly encouraged. Proposals that utilize nanotechnology in their approach to developing new wood-based products or that utilize wood-based nano-materials are also encouraged. Deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2015. More information here. RFA pdf here (550 KB).
USDA Small Business Innovation Research: Biofuels and Biobased Products Estimated total program funding is $9,000,000. Range of awards is $70,000 to $100,000. This is one of 10 topic areas in the USDA SBIR program. The objective of this topic area is to promote the use of biofuels and non-food biobased products by developing new or improved technologies that will lead to increased production of industrial products from agricultural materials. This research will lead to new opportunities to diversify agriculture and enhance agriculture's role as a reliable supplier of raw materials to industry. This topic area supports the NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy Societal Challenge Area and the Climate Change Societal Challenge Area. Deadline: Thursday, October 8, 2015. More information here. RFA pdf here (550 KB).
Lehigh University looking for an Assistant Professor for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Successful candidates will have a PhD, research expertise that contributes to department strengths. Applications are due November 1st 2015. For more information and to apply, click here.
University of Colorado is looking for a Research Associate for their Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences to conduct innovative research in the area of understanding Indian Ocean decadal climate variability. An ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in ocean, atmospheric, climate sciences, or a related field. Applications are due ASAP. Click here for more information and to apply.
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Western Water Assessment (WWA) is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to serve as the Utah Research Integration Specialist. Applications are due ASAP. For more information and to apply, click here.
New Jersey Public Interest Research Group (NJ PIRG) is looking for interns for the fall semester. Applications are due ASAP. Please send a cover letter and resume to Natalie at natalie(at)weareimpact.org.
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.
The Trust for Public Land is now hiring a Program Manager for their Smart Cities Program in California. A person in this position will be responsible for helping to develop relationships with the local government and other potential partners as well as supporting the Public Land’s staff in each partnership city with climate expertise. And ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience and strong project management skills. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application, click here.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is hiring a Modeller and Researcher in Energy and Climate. The focus is in energy and climate policy research grounded in modeling of energy systems, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy-economy interactions. A successful candidate will have an advanced degree and significant work experience in energy or environmental policy, engineering, economics, or a related field. Applications are due ASAP. To apply send your Cover Letter, CV, samples of publication and modeling software you’ve written and undergraduate and graduate transcripts to jobs.boston(at)sei-us.org. For further information, click here.
The Kresge Foundation is looking for a Senior Program Officer-Environment. The Senior Program Officer will work as part of a dynamic team charged with implementing strategies aimed to build communities’ resilience in the face of climate change. An ideal candidate will have at least seven years experience and preferably a Master’s degree in a relevant field of study. Application is due ASAP. For further information and how to apply, click here.
Brookings Institution is now hiring a Senior Fellow & Director for the Energy Security & Climate Initiative. The Director will be a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program. The candidate should have expertise in energy security, energy economics and climate policy, as well as a detailed knowledge of U.S. and international energy markets, and expertise in the geopolitics of energy, energy sustainability and/or climate change. Applications are due ASAP. For further information and application, click here.
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is looking for a Community-Based Retrofit Accelerator Policy Advisor to plan and implement a targeted community-based outreach and technical assistance program to accelerate energy efficiency, water conservation, and clean energy improvements in small- and mid-sized multifamily buildings. Applications are due ASAP. For information and application, click here.
The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change Program goals are to provide paleoclimate data sets that help model outcomes to understand the response of the long term variability of Earth’s climate system. Over $11 million in funding is expected to be available for research in this area. Full proposals due October 15th 2015 5pm by proposer’s local time. For further information on the proposal guidelines and submittal procedures, click here.
A paid post-graduate internship is now open through the EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative. The project is located at the U.S. EPA Office of Water in Washington, DC. The intern will be involved with the development of tools training courses, guidance documents, and other resources to help utilities be better prepared to adapt to and mitigate the potential impacts of climate change on water sector utilities. Application is due ASAP. More information and application here.
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability is looking for an Energy Efficiency Data Policy Advisor. Application is due ASAP. Click here for more information and application.
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).
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 Rossby Centre, a section of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute has an open position of a Science Communicator. Information 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.
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 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.
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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.