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Rutgers Graduate Program Opportunities

Graduate Program in Atmospheric Science at Rutgers University with specific areas of research including causes and mechanisms of climate change, storm prediction, clouds, radiation, aerosols, and land-atmosphere interactions. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is November 1, 2023.

Graduate Program in Geography at Rutgers University with areas of interest including human geography, physical geography, and human-environmental geography. Graduate students participate in numerous interdisciplinary programs and research centers at Rutgers, including the various area studies centers, the Office of the State Climatologist, and more. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is January 15, 2024.

Graduate Program in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is January 15.

Graduate Program in Marine Sciences at Rutgers University, with research opportunities in real-time studies in the coastal ocean using advanced underwater instrumentation; biological and geological processes at deep-sea hydrothermal vents; remote sensing and ocean modeling; advanced underwater optics and fish behavior; biodiversity and marine molecular biology; coastal geomorphology; organism-sediment interactions; cycling of organic and inorganic materials in the ocean; watershed ecosystems. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is January 1, 2021.

The Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University offers the Human Dimensions of Environmental Change Graduate Certificate Program. The certificate program represents a collaboration among faculty from several graduate programs, and allows students to examine the political, cultural, economic, historical, and other human dimensions of environmental change while carrying out studies in an existing graduate program.

The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University offers graduate education and training in microbial, plant, animal, and human ecology. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is December 15, 2023.

The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University offers Graduate Programs to prepare students for careers in areas such as the design of healthy communities, community development, environmental and land use policy, political processes, regional development and planning, transportation policy and planning, and urban redevelopment. Application deadline for full consideration for financial aid is January 15, 2021.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rutgers University offers a Master of Science Degree and Doctor of Philosophy with areas of specialized study including geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources and environmental engineering. Application deadline November 1, 2023.

PhD Opportunities

The University of Queensland is seeking two PhD candidates to study at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Post doctoral opportunities

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

NSF Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Program (CREST-PRP). Applications due April 26, 2023.

Eagleton Science and Politics Program is accepting applications from doctoral-level scientists, engineers, and healthcare professionals for their Eagleton Science Fellows. Applications due February 20, 2023.

NSF is accepting applications for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications due April 11, 2023.

NSF is accepting applications for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Organizational Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications due April 28, 2023.

Boston University Global Development Policy Center has opened applications for the Global Economics Fellowship program. Applications due January 30, 2023.

NSF STEM Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications due April 11, 2023.

Paris Saclay University Fellowship in Earth Observation and Climate Models. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Southern Regional Climate Center/Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Applications due January 20, 2023.

Climate Science at University of Illinois Postdoctoral Researcher. [Posted January 16, 2023]

The Hudson River Foundation, has opened their Polgar Fellowship for undergraduate students. Applications due Monday, February 13, 2023.

Old Dominion University is hiring a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join an NSF-funded project to explore North Atlantic tropical cyclone (TC) activity over the last millennium by combining sediment paleoclimate proxies and models. [Posted November 28, 2022]

University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to research fire spread modeling. [Posted November 28, 2022]

NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications due February 6, 2023.

NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. [Posted October 10, 2022]

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdoctoral cloud feedback researcher. [Posted October 3, 2022]

Job Opportunities.

The Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency. Review of applications begins January 30, 2023. 

NSF is hiring a Biological Science Administrator (Program Director). Applications due February 20, 2023.

Ausenco is hiring an Atmospheric Sciences Technical Expert. [Posted January 16, 2023]

The Environmental Law Institute is hiring a Director for the Climate Judiciary Project. Applications due February 15, 2023.

Skytruth is hiring a Manager of Operations and Finance. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations is hiring a Co-director of Programmes. Applications due February 11, 2023.

Climate Advisers is hiring a Senior Director. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Climate Arc is hiring a Climate Finance Research Analyst. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Taking Root is hiring an Android Developer. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Taking Root is hiring a Senior Android Developer. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Taking Root is hiring a Market Certification Lead. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Taking Root is hiring a Project Development Analyst. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Mott MacDonald is hiring a senior consultant of climate policy and finance. [Posted January 16, 2023]

Rutgers University SEBS is hiring an Assistant Extension Specialist in Climate Change Resiliency. [Posted January 16, 2023

EDF NYNJ is hiring an Analyst to work on the Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds team. [Posted January 9, 2023]

Second Nature is hiring a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Justice (DEIAJ) Associate. Review of applications begins January 18, 2023.

The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance is hiring a Program Manager. [Posted October 24, 2022]

Oil Change International is hiring a legal officer. Applications due February 6, 2023.

Space for Giants is hiring a director of carbon programmes. Applications due January 31, 2023.

Post-doctoral Associate Position in Life Assessment, Rutgers University Department of Environmental Sciences. The position involves the life cycle assessment of county waste management system. Full details here. [Posted 11/30/22]

NSF is hiring a Physical Scientist (Program Director). [Posted November 14, 2022]

Early Career Scientist Fellowships


NJ Water Environment Association Scholarships. Applications due March 7, 2023.


Grants/Funding Opportunities

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Great American Solar Eclipses 2023 and 2024.

National Institute of Health Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers. Applications due May 26, 2023.

EPA Cleaner Cooking and Reducing Household Energy Emissions. Applications due February 28, 2023.

Office of Naval Research FY23 Dept of Navy (DoN) Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program. White papers due April 14, 2023. Full applications due September 1, 2023.

NSF: Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Research in the Geosciences Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). [Posted January 13, 2023]

NSF Design for Environmental Sustainability in Computing (DESC). Proposals due March 17, 2023 for Type I and II projects. Proposals due December 29, 2023 for Type III Workshop Projects.

EPA Cleaner Cooking and Reducing Household Energy Emissions. Applications due February 28, 2023.

US Department of Agriculture Strategic Economic and Community Development Program for Fiscal Year 23. [Posted January 30, 2023]

Notice of Intent - DOE Industrial Decarbonization and Emissions Reduction Demonstration-to- Deployment. [Posted January 30, 2023]

NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO), Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI) Division — Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Letter of intent due February 1, 2023. Full applications due March 29, 2023.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: VITAL Prize Challenge. [Posted January 16, 2023]

EPA FY 2022 Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water. Applications due January 31, 2023.

NSF Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP). Applications due March 29, 2023.

NSF Geosciences Open Science Ecosystem (GEO OSE) program grants. Proposals due March 16, 2023.

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI). Proposals due May 02, 2023.

NSF Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future grant. Proposals due March 13, 2023.

NSF Biological Oceanography grant. [Posted January 9, 2023]

NSF Design for Environmental Sustainability in Computing. Proposals due March 17, 2023 for type I and type II projects. Proposals accepted anytime for type III projects.

USDA Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program. Proposals due March 6, 2023.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Research Access for Nationally Transformative Equity and Diversity (GRANTED) Conferences and Workshops. Proposals due March 15, 2023.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is looking for a diverse pool of individuals to review the equity, justice, jobs, and community engagement sections of funding opportunity applications. Compensation is available. To apply to review, send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The NSF is offering scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM). These are intended for undergraduate and graduate university students. Applications due March 2, 2023.

EPA Support for the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). Applications due January 13, 2023.

NSF Paleoclimate Research Grant. [Posted December 3, 2022]

NOAA Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Research and Development for Assessing Large Scale Carbon Removal and Local Scale Ocean Acidification Mitigation. Applications due February 28, 2023.

National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry Program. [Posted November 7, 2022]

Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR). Applications due February 23, 2023.

NSF Antarctic Research Requiring U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Support for Fieldwork. Applications due June 1, 2023. 

EPA 20th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. Applications due February 1, 2022.

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations. Proposals due May 31, 2023.

The NSF is awarding funding for Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis, which is targeted to individuals, typically at later-career stages, who have contributed significant insights to a field or body of research over time. The program provides an opportunity to revisit and synthesize that prior research into a unique, integrated product(s) useful to the scientific community, now and in the future. All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, Population and Community Ecology, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) encourage the submission of OPUS proposals. Proposals accepted anytime. [Posted May 9, 2022]

The NSF is awarding funding for its Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program, which promotes the fundamental science and engineering of dynamic systems to advance solutions to urgent societal problems. Such problems include mitigating the impacts of climate change; responding to epidemics, cyber-attacks, extreme weather, and other natural and man-made events; promoting efficient and equitable production and distribution of resources; developing resilient infrastructure; improving the experience of work and learning; and meeting the challenges of aging and illness. [Posted April 11, 2022]

The NSF is awarding funding for facilities supporting Atmospheric Research and Education. [Posted March 28, 2022]

The NSF is awarding funding for Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry research. The Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry Program supports research on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth’s surface systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes. [Posted March 28, 2022]

The USDA is awarding funding for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Applications deadlines vary

The NSF is accepting proposals for its Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) program, which aims to address the current needs and opportunities related to education, learning, training and professional development within the geosciences community through the formation of STEM Learning Ecosystems that engage students in the study of the Earth, its oceans, polar regions and atmosphere. Proposals accepted anytime.

NSF funding through the Division of Environmental Biology Core program, supports research and training on evolutionary and ecological processes acting at the level of populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. [Posted January 10, 2022]

NSF funding through its Hydrological Sciences Program to support fundamental research about water on and beneath the Earth's surface, as well as relationships of water with material and living components of the environment. [Posted January 10, 2022]

The NSF is accepting applications for its Smart and Connected Communities Program, which supports integrative research that addresses fundamental technological and social science dimensions of smart and connected communities and pilots solutions together with communities. Proposals accepted until April 1, 2024.

The Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW) is awarding prizes based on water-related scientific innovation. Awards of $133,000 or $266,000. (If you need assistance applying, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The NSF has published a dear colleague letter imploring applications to the Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS): Innovative Solutions to Climate Change program, which contains the subtopics: “Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Energy Use”, “Energy Innovations Relevant to Climate Change Mitigation”, “Enhance GHG Sequestration”, “Accelerating Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation”, and “Research Addressing Synergistic Topics”. [Posted October 4, 2021]

The NSF is welcoming applications for Dissertation Research Improvement Awards through its Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS-DDRI). Only Institutes of Higher Education need apply. Awards of $250,000-375,000. [Posted September 20, 2021]

XPRIZE Carbon Removal and Elon Musk plan to award up to $100 Million for carbon removal solutions. Team registration opens with the announcement of full guidelines on Earth Day April 22, 2021. The competition will last 4 years through Earth Day 2025.


The U.S. EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC). The Agency is looking to fill approximately ten (10) new vacancies for terms through September 2024. Individuals are encouraged to self-nominate. The nomination process for NEJAC Membership is open until the close of business on Friday, March 17, 2023.

Call for Submissions/Papers

The New Jersey Climate Change Research Symposium 2023 is now accepting submissions for abstracts, oral presentations, and panels. The symposium will highlight the latest natural and social science, economics, engineering, and policy research furthering climate change understanding, evaluation, and response in New Jersey while fostering a community of climate change scholarship. Submissions due February 27, 2023.

The Restoration Webinar Series seeks abstracts and community views on DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice). The RWS showcases restoration best management practices and innovative techniques, and provides an avenue for practitioners to discuss how to address some of the biggest habitat restoration challenges facing North America today. The RWS, now in its 9th year, responds to an expressed need for more knowledge and skills associated with best management practices in restoration. The RWS is hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Restoration Center and Office For Coastal Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). The RWS covers a broad spectrum of topics including: planning, permitting, and implementing restoration projects; project monitoring and evaluation at different time scales; and restoration in a changing climate.

Climate Change AI is hosting Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning at International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2023, May 4-5, 2023, Kigali, Rwanda and Virtual. Paper proposal submission Deadline February 5, 2023.

International Conference Energy and Meteorology (ICEM) 2023 has opened applications for abstracts and partnership opportunities for their 7th annual Conference in Padova, Italy June 27- 29, 2023. Abstract deadline January 23, 2023. [Posted January 16, 2023]

The IAMAS/ICPM symposium, "Climate Change in the Polar Regions", seeks presentations and abstracts covering changes observed in the in-situ observations from high latitudes, Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, modeling the climates of the polar regions, high latitude modes of climate variability, oceanographic changes and the impact of tropical climate variability at high latitude. Applications due February 14, 2023.

Comments/Service Opportunities

The EPA has opened a public docket to accept pre-proposal input on EPA’s efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from new and existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). The goal of this non-rulemaking docket is to gather perspectives from a
broad group of stakeholders in advance of our proposed rulemakings. More information here.

EPA Request for Information: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (RFI GHGRF).


Sustainability Minor for Rutgers Undergraduates. Open to students in any curriculum. Flyer here.

The 2023 Introductory Fisheries Science for Stakeholders (IFISSH) course through Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Register by February 16, 2023.

Rutgers SEBS is now offering a sustainability minor.  The minor is open to students in any curriculum. The list of course requirements (21 credits) can be found here:

Information Gathering Sessions


LabX, a part of the Creative Engagement team at the National Academy of Sciences, is launching a new social media feature called Scientists at Home. It will feature scientists sharing their most interesting/unique/weird/odd/meaningful object they own. To participate, fill out this form and return a completed release form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Student Professional Development

Free student membership to the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Managers. Eligbility includes all students attending or enrolled in a New Jersey post-secondary institution such as a college, university, trade or vocational school. Benefits include access to exclusive training and webinars, networking opportunities in floodplain management, resiliency, sustainability, community planning, and the environment, potential internships, and more. Students may enroll online at by clicking on ‘Membership’ from the menu in the upper right-hand corner.

USDOE Climate Case Competition for Students

The U.S Department of Energy’s $25K Carbon Management Prize is now accepting student team applications. This prize seeks interdisciplinary teams of students from engineering, chemistry, and the social sciences to come up with an innovative plan to reduce carbon emissions. Applications due February 28, 2023.

Art and Climate Competition