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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

Rutgers CEE Urban Informatics lab & The Infrastructure Resilience Group at Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) has an opening for a fully funded Ph.D. student position in engineering systems and data science for climate resilience. The candidate is expected to start in Spring 2023.  Full details here.

Dr. Siders of the University of Delaware Biden School of Public Policy and Administration is seeking Ph.D. students to study and work on climate adaptation, floods or coasts, managed retreat, and/or fairness in climate adaptation. More information here.

Post doctoral opportunities

NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowships. Applications due November 2, 2022.

NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Applications due November 15, 2022.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at UPenn is seeking postdoctoral fellows to research climate change denial. Applications due August 31, 2022 for the January 2023 start date.

Rutgers University is selecting Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows for Engaged Climate Action, who will conduct use-inspired, publicly-engaged and/or community-engaged research in the natural sciences, social sciences, policy, engineering, humanities, or other disciplines that addresses the causes and consequences of climate change, their inequities, and policies, technologies and behaviors to limit those consequences and inequities. Applications for the 2023-24 cohort will open in mid-September 2022 and close on October 31, 2022.

Job Opportunities.

Conservation International Senior Manager for Nature-based Solutions Engineering. Applications are due September 2, 2022.

The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is seeking a Project and Research Specialist to maintain the Sustainable Jersey’s Data Center. [Posted September 19, 2022]

The University of Wyoming seeks a Professor, in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, of Regional Integrated Earth Systems Modeler. Applications due September 18, 2022.

The Rutgers Office of Climate Action is hiring a Communications Intern to work 15 hours/week for the duration of the Fall 2022 semester, with an option to continue through Spring 2023. Applications due September 16, 2022.

The Breakthrough Institute is hiring two co-directors to lead their Washington Office. [Posted September 5, 2022]

The Breakthrough Institute is hiring a Policy Advisor for Energy and Climate at their Washington DC office. [Posted September 5, 2022]

The Breakthrough Institute is hiring an Energy and Climate Analyst at their Berkeley, CA office. [Posted September 5, 2022]

The NSF is hiring a Deputy Assistant Director in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Applications due September 30, 2022.

Sandbag Climate Campaign a Market and Industry Analyst. Applications are due September 4, 2022.

The European Climate Foundation Project Coordinator. Applications are due August 30, 2022.

Fish Forever is hiring a Consultant for Fishing Resilience. Applications are due September 4, 2022.

Planet Forward Ilíiaitchik: Indigenous Correspondents Program, a student-led partnership of Plane Forward and University of Arizona. The goal of the program is to empower the next generation of Indigenous scholars to share both environmental stories and resilient solutions of relevance around the world. [Posted August 22, 2022]

Kepler Cheuvreux is hiring a ESG - Transition Research - Climate Change Analyst. [Posted August 25, 2022]

The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is hiring a Research Fellow of Sustainable Food Consumption. Applications due August 26, 2022.

Namati is hiring a Global Organizer of Environmental Justice. [Posted July 3, 2022]

HEAT GmbH is hiring a Climate Policy Consultant. [Posted July 3, 2022]

Sustainable Jersey is hiring an Energy and Climate Program Manager. They will work on a diverse portfolio of issues with a particular focus in the area of energy on topics such as energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, and alternative fuel vehicles and transportation. The position will conduct applied research to identify opportunities to make positive change at the local level that are impactful and achievable, and develop and implement assistance programs to help local governments put new programs into action. [Posted June 8, 2022]

The World Resources Institute is hiring a Manager of Agricultural Methane. This position will lead WRI’s research efforts on agriculture methane reduction, providing the science and policy foundations for their strategy. [Posted May 23, 2022]

Summer graduate student employment with NJ Climate Change Resource Center

Early Career Scientist Fellowships





Grants/Funding Opportunities

NOAA FY2023 Weather Program Office Research Programs four grant competitions valued at approximately $13.5 million per year as follows: 1) Innovations for Community Modeling, 2) Observations (Obs), 3) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES), and 4) Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment in the United States (VORTEX-USA; inclusive of VORTEX-Southeast). Applicants to all competitions are required to submit a full proposal and are strongly encouraged to submit an LOI. Letters of Intent must be submitted by 5pm ET on Thurs Sept 15, 2022. Full applications must be received by 5pm ET on Thurs Nov 17, 2022.

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

Department of Energy Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA. Concept Paper due October 12, 2022, Full Applications due December 20, 2022.

National Geographic Society Grant Program. Applications due October 12, 2022.

2023 National Academy of Sciences Awards. Nominations due October 3, 2022.

Rutgers Research Council for New Scholarly and Creative Initiatives: Seed Funding For Innovation - FY 2023-24 Request for Proposals. Full-time faculty members of Rutgers University may apply. Applications due December 1, 2022. [pdf attached – link pdf to the first line in bold]. Complete details. [Also link “Complete details” to the pdf]

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Three categories: climate-smart agriculture, combating invasive species, and conservation in urban agriculture systems. Proposals due October 11, 2022.

Department of Commerce FY2023 Weather Program Office Research Programs. Applications due November 17, 2022.

USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program Critical Conservation Area Nutrient Management Grants for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022. Applications due October 31, 2022.

EPA Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program to establish technical assistance centers across the nation to support communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners. Applications due October 4, 2022.

EPA DERA Tribal and Insular Area Grants, for tribal and certain insular area governments to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. Applications due October 26, 2022.

NOAA Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Underserved Communities. Applications due October 5, 2022.

NOAA Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience Grants Under the IIJA. Applications due September 6, 2022.

DOE Federal Loan Guarantees for Tribal Energy Development Projects. Applications due September 30, 2022.

DOE Grid Hardening State/Tribal Formula Grant Program, which hopes to strengthen and modernize America’s power grid against wildfires, extreme weather, and other natural disasters that are exacerbated by the climate crisis. Applications due September 30, 2022.

Research!America recently launched 2022-2023 Civic Engagement Microgrant Program which provides grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 for student- and postdoc-led civic engagement projects. Applications are due August 31, 2022.

USDA NRCS’s Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022. Its aim is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. Applications are due October 11, 2022.

NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Grants to co-invest in impactful and innovative solutions to on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Applications are due October 31, 2022.

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials) to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers. Applications are due September 22, 2022.

FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, which makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities. Applications due January 27, 2023.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, which makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Applications due January 27, 2023.

NSF Paleo Perspectives on Present and Projected Climate competition, which supports the scientific objectives of the National Science Foundation by fostering interdisciplinary research and synthesis of climate data. Proposals due October 20, 2022.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. Proposals due October 21, 2022.

NSF ECosystem for Leading Innovation in Plasma Science and Engineering (ECLIPSE), which is a program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for bringing fundamental plasma science investigations to bear on problems of societal and technological need within the scope of science and engineering supported by the participating NSF programs. Proposals due September 29, 2022.

NSF Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI), which supports basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface. Proposals due September 26, 2022.

Kuno Award for Applied Science for the Social Good for early- or mid-career Post-Docs, Assistant or Associate Professors possessing a PhD and/or MD. Biennial award designed to support women social innovators using scientific research and principles to address a 21st Century problem. Application deadline September 9th.

NSF funding for Building Synthetic Microbial Communities for Biology, Mitigating Climate Change, Sustainability and Biotechnology. Proposals due October 3, 2022.

The Urban, Indoor, and Emerging Agriculture (UIE) program supports research, education, and extension work by awarding grants to solve key problems of local, regional, and national importance that facilitate development of urban, indoor, and emerging agricultural systems. The program includes food value chain stages: production, harvesting, transportation, aggregation, packaging, distribution, and markets. Proposals due September 22, 2022.

The USDA is announcing the availability of up to $17 million in funds in the National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP). Proposals due September 9, 2022.

Rutgers Incubator in Climate and Health: Seed funding open to faculty across all Rutgers Units. June 23rd Ideas Café (optional); September Symposium (required), October application deadline.

The Department of Energy is funding RENEW grants that will target building capacity in climate and environmental science-relevant programs, particularly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Applications due August 24, 2022.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from eligible institutions to develop a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to support the development of an NIH CCH Community of Practice (Climate Change and Health-CCH) by managing and supporting current and future CCH research and capacity building efforts. Applications due August 25, 2022.

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]

NOAA Ocean Exploration FY 2023 Funding. Applications due September 29, 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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers) to conduct research to improve the safety and health of agricultural, forestry, and fishing workers. Proposals due October 24, 2022.

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) of the NSF invites the submission of proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary studies of the Earth's interior within the framework of the community-based initiative known as Cooperative Studies of the Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Proposals due September 26, 2022.

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program funding for technical and financial assistance through cooperative agreements to coastal communities, conservation partners, and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Proposals due September 30, 2022.

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 Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, it will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 - $50,000 toward achieving this goal. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until August 30, 2023.

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.



Call for Submissions/Papers

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is seeking abstracts for the 2023 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit. The summit will be held January 30– February 1 at Harrah's in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Abstracts due September 2, 2022.

The Journal of Emergency Management is having a call for papers for the topic, Climate Change and Sustainability in Emergency Management. Papers accepted until December 31, 2022.

The 2023 National Monitoring Conference, titled “Advancements in Wetland Monitoring and Assessment”, is calling for abstracts. Due September 16, 2022.

Call for Papers " Sustainable Futures- Leave No One Behind" World Congress of Architects Conference in Copenhagen, July 2-6, 2023.
Abstract deadline: June 20, 2022
Full Paper submission deadline (abstract not required): October 3, 2022

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.

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be holding their annual meeting in-person on November 15 and 16 in Asbury Park, NJ. Abstracts can be submitted here.

Comments/Service Opportunities

The draft proposal of the New Jersey Environmental Justice (EJ) Regulations, which are required to implement the EJ Law, is published and available for public comment. All comments must be received by September 4, 2022, with the applicable N.J.A.C. citation, commenter’s name and affiliation following the comment.


paleoCAMP Summer School for graduate students in paleoclimatology. Hosted at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory in 2022. It aims to provide graduate students with training in paleoclimate concepts and applications, an opportunity to network and gain professional training (e.g., presentation skills) and also promote diversity and inclusive practices. [Posted July 26, 2021]

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 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.

Local Conference of Youth-US Sept 23-25, apply ASAP to be a delegate
The LCOY US (Local Conference of Youth US) is accepting applications for delegates to its conference to be hosted at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA September 23-25th. Applicants are encouraged to include as much detail as possible in responses. The Local Conference of Youth or LCOY USA 2022, is a YOUNGO endorsed event, made by and for young people from all across the United States. Every year, the UNFCCC organizes the Conference of Parties, better known as COP. Similarly, the Youth and Children Constituency to the United Nations (YOUNGO), organizes the Conference of Youth (COY), a global event led by young people from all over the world which concludes in the handover of a policy document, known as the Global Youth Statement. This document represents the voice of young people and their climate demands.

The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey is hiring a Climate Resilience Manager and a Cities
Program Manager. Application Deadline Monday, May 24, 11:59 PM.
Blue Climate Strategy is hiring a Senior Director and Director. [Posted May 17, 2021]
Climate Fellowship to study the impact of food waste on climate change at ReFed. Applications
due May 23rd, 2021.
Second Nature Climate Programs Manager. Application period closes May 28, 2021.