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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 University of Colorado is seeking a Research and Service Climatologist/Drought Specialist. For full consideration applications should be submitted by February 21st 2016. Clickhere to learn more and apply.

Advanced Computing for Earth Sciences (ACES) is seeking students for their summer school program at University of Virginia, after which they will be placed in 8-week paid internship programs at various NASA research centers. Applications are due March 1st 2016. Click here to learn more and to apply.

USDA Climate Change Program Specialist - Foreign Ag Service Employee Detailed to USAID. Application deadline February 16, 2016. Complete details here.

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is currently accepting applications for its Summer Policy Internship Program. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. Complete details here.

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.

Columbia University is seeking an Associate Research Scientist for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Application is due ASAP. For more information and to apply, click here.

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.

The Rutgers Energy Institute Summer Internships 2016 for Rutgers undergraduate students to help students understand the breadth of the energy challende by enabling them to work on their own research project. Application materials are due March 11th, 2016. Learn more here.

Breakthrough Generation Summer 2016 Fellowships from the Breakthrough Institute for college seniors, recent college graduates or postgraduate students in one of three program areas. Energy and Climate; Conservation and Development; Economic Growth and Innovation. Applications are due Februrary 16th 2016. Learn more here.

RE-volv 2016-17 Undergraduate Student Team Solar Ambassador Program: Re-volve finances solar projects for nonprofits and cooperatives that serve their community. Applications for 3-5 person undergraduate student teams are being sought for the 2016-17 program which gives students an opportunity to spearhead a solar project by partnering with a community -serving nonproft or cooperative that they want to solarize and have a representative of the facility indicate their interest in participating in the program. Applications are due February 29th 2016, to learn more and apply, click here.

The Department of the Interior has a grant opportunity titled Coral Reef Initiative Program with available funds of $1,000,000. Coral Reef Initiative Program provides grant funding for management and protection of coral reefs in the insular areas (Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau). Applications are due April 1st 2016. To learn more on how to apply, click here.

The New Jersey Water Environment Association offers over $43,500 in awards to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate work in the fields of engineering and science. Applications are due March 2nd 2016. To learn more about applying and eligibility, click here.

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative has opportunities for funding for regional experts in the field of watershed science and management. There are opportunities for research in specific topics: climate change is identified as one of the multidisciplinary priority areas.  Letter of intent is due February 15th 2016. For more information and application timeline, click here.

The Gulf Research Program's 2016 Exploratory Grants funding opportunity is now open. Applications are being accepted for innovative research projects that seek to break new ground in Informing Coastal Community Planning and Response to Environmental Change in Regions with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations. Application details, including eligibility requirements and review criteria, are posted here. Letters of intent (required) are due at 5pm ET on February 17, 2016.

Northern Arizona University is looking for applicants for their Grand Canyon Semester for the fall 2016 semester, this upcoming semester’s focus is on climate adaptation. Applications are due February 15th 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.

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.

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for Benefit Analyses of Vehicle and Fuel Technologies. Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. degree in transportation, mechanical or environmental engineering, or a related field. Application is due ASAP. Click document here (29 KB) for more information on how to apply.

Three faculty positions at Tufts University in Water, Health, Security and Sustainability: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering; Food Systems, Sustainability and Climate Change; and Bridge Professorship in Water, Health and Security.  Click pdf here (301 KB) for more information.

The New Jersey DEP is now accepting applications for their Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program. Funding categories include costal lakes, flood risk reduction infrastructure, stormwater management, and beneficial use of dredge material. Applications are due April 20th 2016. To learn how to apply and for more information, click here.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is seeking a Climate Risk and Adaptation Scientist/ National Drought Mitigation Center Director. This position is available as either associate of full professor. Review of applications will begin on January 15th 2016. For further information click here.

The Rutgers Energy Institute is hosting its annual Energy Innovation Contest.  The goal of this competition is to develop an implementable plan reducing student energy consumption on campus as well as promoting awareness about smarter eco-friendly practices across campus.  Students must demonstrate how energy can be conserved by creating innovative solutions to common energy expenditures. Cash awards will be given to the best three submissions. Intent to submit entry must be sent to Beatrice Birrer at bea(at)marine.rutgers.edu by February 26th 2015. The actual proposals are due by March 25th 2015 and must be sent to bea(at)marine.rutgers.edu. For further information, click here.

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.

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 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.

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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