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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 January 15, 2021.

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.

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, 2021.

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 February 1, 2021.

PhD Opportunities

Post doctoral opportunities

NSF Office of Polar Programs, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications due June 18, 2021.

Postdoctoral in modeling of marsh responses to sea-level rise at the University of South Carolina (SC). [Posted March 14, 2021]

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecology or Paleoecology to study spatial and temporal patterns on soil arthropods and climate change at Rutgers University (NJ). [Posted March 7, 2021]

Job Opportunities

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is hiring a Planner Trainee and an Environmental Services Trainee. Application deadline May 14, 2021.

Associate Director for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, University of Maryland (MD). Best consideration date May 14, 2021.

The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market is hiring for the 2021 season. Positions include Market Assistant (apply by 5/9/21) and Market Ambassador (apply by 5/5/21).

Physical Scientist, Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) / Division of Earth Sciences (GEO/EAR), National Science Foundation (VA). Application deadline May 4, 2021.

Multiple Research Technicians in Coastal Ecosystems Ecology and Biogeochemistry at Roberts Lab of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry (LA). [Posted March 14, 2021]

Physical Science Administrator, Division of Earth Sciences (EAR), Directorate of Geosciences (GEO), the National Science Foundation (VA). [Posted March 7, 2021]

Program Director, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, National Science Foundation (VA). [Posted March 7, 2021]

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection offers over 700 seasonal jobs throughout the state parks, forests and natural and historic sites. Applicants for all positions are encouraged to check with the park office of their choice by Friday, March 12 about specific positions, scheduling and other job-related inquiries. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

Section Head, Arctic Sciences Section, Office of Polar Programs (OPP) for the National Science Foundation (VA). Application deadline May 3, 2021.

Program Director for The Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation of The National Science Foundation (VA). [Posted January 31, 2021].

Early Career Scientist Fellowships



Student Environmental Internship Scholarhips to Study In Argentina beginning August 2021, through Onix-Intercambio Cultural. Rolling admission


New Jersey Organizing Fellowship from Food & Water Watch, a local environmental nonprofit. Learn organizing, create positive change in your community, and get paid while working from home. Looking to hire as soon as possible. [Posted April 18, 2021]

Summer Environmental Education Internships with NJ Audubon.

Green Building Strategy Intern. Rensselaer Commercial Properties. Application Deadline, April 30, 2021.

Duke Farms offers three paid internship tracks: Education, Facilities, and Natural Resources. [Posted March 7, 2021]

Interns for policy and communications work Summer 2021, Center for Progressive Reform. [Posted February 21, 2021].

Grants/Funding Opportunities

Air Pollution Educational and Research Grant Scholarship for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers available from the Mid-Atlantic States Section of the Air and Waste Management Association (MASS-A&WMA). Applications due June 30, 2021.

New York Clean Transportation Prizes Electric Truck and Bus Challenge. Awards up to $24 million in grand prizes to accelerate the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and reduce air pollution and emissions in disadvantaged communities in New York State. Register by Thursday, July 22, 2021 to participate and submit a proposal.

Racial Equity in STEM Education from the National Science Foundation. Proposals due July 13, 2021.

Grants for Integrating Democracy, Human Rights, and Good Governance in Efforts to Address Climate Change and Protect the Environment in the East Asia and Pacific Region from the Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor. Applications due June 4, 2021.

As a member of the UC3 Coalition, Rutgers faculty, staff, and students (students must have a faculty or staff advisor/sponsor) are eligible to submit a proposal to The Climate Solutions Acceleration Fund to support innovative cross-sector climate action activities (those that relate to campus and community) driven by colleges and universities. Award amounts are $5,000-$10,000. Preference will be given to projects that place an explicit emphasis on climate justice/equity and engaging with communities of color. Eligible projects include those that would use the funding for implementation of existing climate action projects or to support climate action planning activities. Deadline April 30, 2021.

Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences: Advancing National Space Weather Expertise and Research toward Societal Resilience (ANSWERS) from the National Science Foundation. Proposals due August 23, 2021.

Geoscience Opportunities for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD) from the National Science Foundation. Proposals accepted anytime. [Posted March 28, 2021]

NOAA Cooperative Agreement for Climate Adaptation and Mitigation. Application deadline May 24, 2021.

Sustainable Waste Research Grants. Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Pre-proposals due May 1, 2021.

Education Programs in Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences grants available from the National Science Foundation. Applications accepted anytime. [Posted March 21, 2021]

The NOAA Science Collaboration Program grants from NOAA. Application deadline May 10, 2021.

Education, Training, and Capacity Development for Weather, Water and Climate Forecasting (ETCD) grants from NOAA. Application deadline May 3, 2021.

National Climate Adaptation Science Center Program to identify host and serve as consortium partners for USGS Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. Application deadline June 14, 2021.

NSF Convergence Accelerator Networked Blue Economy. LOI for Phase I proposals due May 5, 2021.

MS Research Assistantships for living shoreline restoration project and human disturbances in sand shoal habitats at The Roberts Lab at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. [Posted March 14, 2021]

Grant from NOAA for Education, Training, and Capacity Development for Weather, Water and Climate Forecasting. Application deadline May 3, 2021.

Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks from National Science Foundation. Application deadline May 10, 2021.

UCAR Next Generation Fellowships offers two years of support for graduate students in three tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy. Application deadline June 15, 2021.

NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program Grants. Up to $750,000 is available through 3 Requests for Applications that are currently open: Local Stewardship Planning, River Education, and River Access. Application deadline June 2, 2021.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Grants from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Application deadline May 20, 2021.

Program solicitation for Stimulating Collaborative Advances Leveraging Expertise in the Mathematical and Scientific Foundations of Deep Learning (SCALE MoDL) from the National Science Foundation. Proposals due May 12, 2021.

Program solicitation for Antarctic Research from the National Science Foundation. Proposals accepted anytime. [Posted February 21, 2021]

Grants for the Education and Workforce Development Program: Food and Agricultural Non-formal Education from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Application deadline July 1, 2021.

Grants for the Education and Workforce Development Program: Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Application deadline July 1, 2021.

Grant from the National Science Foundation for the program Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics (GLD). This program supports innovative fundamental research into processes that shape and modify earth's landscapes over a variety of length and time scales, with a focus on the Holocene. [Posted January 3, 2021].

Grants for Long Term Research in Environmental Biology from the National Science Foundation. Proposals accepted anytime. [Posted December 20, 2020].

Award Nominations

The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat is now accepting applications for the 2021 Global Climate Action Awards to showcase bold leadership on climate change. Application deadline April 30, 2021.

Call for Submissions/Papers


Comments/Service Opportunities

The American Geosciences Institute’s Geoscience COVID-19 Impacts study has been extended. Consider participating in the second phase of the study representing your department or program’s interests, or as an individual professional. More information here.

Environmental Protection Agency seeking candidates for Science Advisory Board. The SAB is a chartered federal advisory committee that provides independent, expert advice to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental science, engineering, environmental justice, and economic issues. Nominations are due May 3, 2021.

Oregon State University seeks input to identify and understand the ways in which citizen science projects address the science identity development and community-building of their project volunteers. If you develop, manage, or oversee aspects of a citizen science project and are interested in participating, click here to learn more about the study and complete their online survey.


Graduate course this fall! Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience: A Transdisciplinary Perspective (16:218:502). Thursdays, 1 PM-4 PM.

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


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 kstoever[at]