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The Department of Energy is calling for research proposals in Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM). Pre-application deadline February 14, 2020.


SOARS (Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science) Summer Internship for undergraduates in the atmospheric and related sciences is accepting applications for the 2020 program. SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences and STEM; including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students, veterans, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantages, and/or have personal circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers. Application deadline February 1, 2020.


NCAR Undergraduate Leadership Workshop will be held from June 1-5, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. This workshop gives undergrads a chance to explore careers in the atmospheric sciences and develop their leadership potential. Application deadline March 16, 2020.


The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) is launching its third year of the IBES-Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program. This 9-week summer internship runs from June 1 - July 31, 2020, and includes a competitive stipend, housing, and travel. The program will pair advanced undergraduate interns studying Environmental Science or Studies with an IBES faculty mentor to receive one-on-one training in academic research. Application deadline February 1, 2020.


The Climate Museum Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Climate and Inequality to run from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022. Application deadline March 15, 2020.


The Climate Museum Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Climate and Inequality to run from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2022. Application deadline March 15, 2020.


The New Jersey Sustainability Reporting Hub is accepting applications for its second cohort of sustainability reporting fellows. Fellowships run February 24 through August 31, 2020. Application deadline January 22, 2020.


The 2020 ITS World Congress Emerging Leaders Program Global Challenge is searching for teams of students (undergrad, graduate, postgraduate) from around the world to solve a mobility challenge. The top 3 teams from each region will advance to the final round in Los Angeles, California. Registration deadline for Americas Region is February 1, 2020.


New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) is seeking nominations for  authoritative, representative, and diverse scholars and scientists committed to New York City's longstanding climate response. Nomination deadline extended to January 13, 2020.


Call for Book Reviewers: World Medical & Health Policy’s Climate Change Issue 2020 World Medical & Health Policy. Submission deadline February 1, 2020.


The New JerseyDepartment of Environmental Protection is seeking applications for 2 grants totaling $6 million for projects related to lakes and harmful algal bloom (HAB) management, including treatment and prevention demonstration projects as well as water quality restoration through prevention and mitigation of nonpoint source pollution (NPS). Proposal submission deadlines are January 13, 2020 and February 10, 2020.


Urban Program Director at The Nature Conservancy-NJ. Position Description and Benefits. Application Deadline January 12, 2020.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in environmental engineering working at the interface of atmospheric science, air quality, and sustainability at Rutgers University. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2020 with an intended position start date of September 1, 2020. More information here.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in climate dynamics at the University of Virginia. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Postdoc position in physical oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. Application deadline December 19, 2019. [Posted December 15, 2019]


Postdoctoral position in satellite-based hydrological data assimilation at KU Leuven (Belgium). Application deadline January 5, 2020.


Climatology Software Developer at the Midwestern Regional Climate Center at the University of Illinois at urbana-Champaign. Application deadline January 5, 2020.


Instructional Assistant Professor in the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University. Review of applications will begin January 22, 2020.


Post-Bachelor’s Student with the Computational Earth Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico). [Posted December 15, 2019] 


Social Media Internship for Solve Climate by 2030 national climate educate project. Internship to run from February 3, 2020 to April 15, 2020. [Posted December 15, 2019] 


EPA seeking nominations to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. The GNEB is charged with submitting an annual report to the President on the need for implementation of environmental and infrastructure projects within the states of the United States contiguous to Mexico. Nominations accepted until vacancies are filled in March 2020. 


Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator, Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) in Northeast. Position location: Ithaca, NY; Gloucester, MA; or Durham, NH [Posted December 15, 2019; position open until good fit found] 


PhD position in past climate variations using instrumental data in the framework of a Swiss National Science Foundation project at the University of Bern (Switzerland). The goal of the project is to reconstruct daily weather in central Europe back to the late 17th century using early instrumental and documentary data. To apply send a CV, publication list, and the names of three references in a single PDF to stefan.broennimann(at)giub.unibe.ch. Review of applications will begin January 24, 2020.


Various Phd Positions in regional climate modelling of wind resources, forecasting wind resources, and two-way meso-micro coupling for wind farm planning, forecasting and nowcasting at KU Leuven (Belgium). Application deadline May 31, 2020. 


Graduate Research Assistant in coupled climate dynamics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. To apply send a CV, unofficial copies of transcripts, publications (if applicable), and contact information for three references to stuecker(at)hawaii.edu. Application deadline January 15, 2020.


Researcher in the field of ecosystem services and green infrastructure at Eurac Research in Bolzano, Italy. Application deadline January 6, 2020.


Physical Oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK. Application deadline December 15, 2019.


Scientific programmer for virtual observations in the simulated ocean at the Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany). Application deadline December 19, 2019.


Cyclone Hazard Modeler at Risk Management Solutions in London, UK. Application deadline January 5, 2020.


Principal Ice and Ocean Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK. Application deadline January 19, 2020.


Assistant Professor in Physical Climate Science at the University of Oxford (UK). Application deadline January 15, 2020.


Postdoctoral Fellow at the NOAA-Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies in New York, NY. [Posted December 8, 2019]


Postdoctoral position in rainfall observation using commercial microwave link networks in Burkina Faso at the University of Augsburg (Germany). Application deadline December 15, 2019.


Postdoctoral Fellow in arctic climate change at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Application deadline January 26, 2020.


Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship for PhD level scientists and engineers to apply their training and expertise to the development and implementation of relevant state policy. Application for the Class of 2021 Fellows deadline January 17, 2020.


Earth Day Network Foodprints For the Future Journalism Contests for undergraduate and graduate students aged 18-25 and students in grades 9-12. Contestants are invited to submit an essay, podcast or video on climate change impacts on the food system. Submission deadline January 31, 2020.


PhD position in the geometric and spatial structure of cumulus cloud populations at the University of Cologne (Germany). Application deadline December 15, 2019.


MS or PhD student position in modeling terrestrial ecosystems to explore effects of insect disturbance on carbon dynamics, in concert with data from the NJ at Lehigh University (Pennsylvania). Application deadline January 1, 2020.


Research Assistant in scale interactions in the atmosphere at Free University of Berlin (Germany). Application deadline December 30, 2019.


MS or PHD student in current and future sustainability of irrigated agriculture in the United States at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire). Application deadline January 15, 2020.


PhD position in the interdisciplinary research project Snow2Rain at the University of Graz (Austria). Project aims to bring together Traditional Ecological Knowledge with natural science snow observations and analysis in order to explore the benefit of their synergies. Application deadline December 15, 2019. 


PhD positions in climate physics at Oxford University (England). Application deadline January 24, 2020.


Geoscience Future Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship in interdisciplinary research at Texas A&M University. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020.


Researcher in big earth observation data science at Eurac Research (Italy). Application deadline December 15, 2019.


Geographer (Program Director) at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, VA. Application deadline December 20, 2019.


Senior Scientist in climate change in mountain regions at the University of Graz (Austria). Application deadline December 4, 2019.


Physical Oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge. Application deadline December 15, 2019.


Grants from the EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. Application deadline February 7, 2020.


Annie’s Project: Farming in New Jersey’s Cities and the Urban Fringe workshop will be held December 2019-January 2020 with the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Workshop will provide production and business management training and skills to new and aspiring women farmers and military veterans farming in urban areas and address the unique challenges they face. Registration deadline December 2, 2019.


Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) Research Associate at the University of South Carolina to enhance the team’s efforts to provide timely and relevant climate-related information and resources. Application deadline December 2, 2019.


Postdoctoral Fellow in physical oceanography to research Antarctic circumpolar current dynamics at the University of Tasmania (Australia). Application deadline December 5, 2019.


Postdoctoral Physical Scientist in ice-sheet/ocean modelling at the British Antarctic Survey. Application deadline December 8, 2019.


PhD and Postdoc positions in coping with climate related uncertainties at the University of Hamburg (Germany). Application deadline December 15, 2019.


Nominations for New York City Panel on Climate Change
New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) is seeking nominations for  authoritative, representative, and diverse scholars and scientists committed to New York City’s longstanding climate response. Nomination deadline January 6, 2020.


International Geobiology Course on the co-evolution of the Earth and its biosphere will be held from June 14-July 18, 2020 at Caltech. Application deadline February 3, 2020. 


NSF Frontier Research in Earth Sciences. Full proposal deadline February 5, 2020.


2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to match graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources with host agencies in Washington DC. Applicants must be a student enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program as of application close date. Application deadline February 21, 2020.


PhD positions to begin Fall 2020 in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut. Application deadline February 1, 2020; applicants are encouraged to submit by December 15, 2019 to be considered for funding.


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in observational constraints on aerosol-cloud interactions at the University of Oxford (England). Application deadline December 18, 2019.


Physical Scientist (Program Director) at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia for the Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program. Application deadline November 18, 2019. 


Coastal Resilience Specialist at North Carolina State University. Position will develop extension programming that helps North Carolina coastal communities identify actionable steps that can be taken to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards. Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 


Air Resources Technician at the California Air Resources Board. Application deadline October 29, 2019. [Posted October 20, 2019] 


Executive Director at the Desert Research Institute Division of Atmospheric Sciences.


Graduate Student position in historical climatology at the University of South Carolina. Application deadline January 15, 2020.

National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium funding opportunity from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Proposals should focus on new solutions that remove barriers and address issues essential for cost reduction, deployment, and industry growth specific to offshore wind regions of the US. Proposal deadline December 31, 2019.