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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

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.

New Jersey Climate Resilience Corps: Hourly Rutgers Graduate Student Positions
Apply now for the 2021-2022 academic year

The NSF is seeking a Science Analyst in the Division of Ocean Sciences within the Directorate of Geosciences. Apply by August 23, 2021.

The NSF is seeking a Temporary Program Director (Rotator) in their Geosciences Directorate. Position is open until filled, with formal consideration beginning on August 20, 2021.

Climate Scientist Position - NJ Department of Environmental Protection Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

The NSF is seeking a Deputy Assistant Director in their Directorate for Geosciences. Apply by August 5, 2021.

Part-time, salaried, fully-remote Climate Policy Associate position with Second Nature. Application Deadline Friday, July 23rd.

New Jersey Future seeks a Communications Director and strategic thinker to guide the organization's communications strategy and oversee its expanding communications and marketing activities. [Posted July 12, 2021]

The NSF seeks two biologists in their Directorate for Biological Sciences and Division of Biological Infrastructure. Applications due July 19th, 2021. Apply for the first post here and the second here.

Student Trainee Internship in the Directorate of Geosciences at the National Science Foundation. Apply by July 23, 2021.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health seeks 2-3 tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor and 2 positions at the level of Associate Professor or higher. [Posted June 28th, 2021]

New Jersey Future is hiring a Program Associate to support several of the organization’s programs and assist with various organizational projects and tasks. Applications can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. [Posted June 28th, 2021]

New Jersey Future is looking to hire a Director of Water Policy and Practice (WPP). The WPP is responsible for reporting to the Managing Director of Policy and Water, will drive change in the policy and practice of stormwater management, lead-safe drinking water, and water infrastructure policies more generally while advancing NJF’s broader mission. Applications can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. [Posted June 28th, 2021]

Physical Science Administrator and Program Director. National Science Foundation, Marine Geology & Geophysics. The director would support research on the geology and geophysics of the Great Lakes and work with other program directors. Job is open until filled.

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]

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



NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Virtual Summer Conference July 30th- August 6th, 2021. Scholarships available for young and beginning farmers on a first come, first served basis.


Internship with the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center. Interns will contribute to the blog New Security Beat. Applications can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. [Posted June 28th, 2021]

Humanities Action Lab, “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice”

Alexander Library & Zimmerli Art Museum, Fall 2021

112 hours, $15/hour

Rutgers New Brunswick will be hosting an interactive traveling exhibit, “Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice,” from the Humanities Action Lab this fall, at the Alexander Library and Zimmerli Art Museum. There are two paid internship opportunities available for students to work as exhibition assistants from mid-August through late October, with optional (but recommended) enrolment in the Public History Internship course (3 History credits, fulfills capstone requirement for History majors).

Interns would assist with exhibition installation and de-installation, act as docents/tour guides for socially-distanced groups, assist with virtual and/or in person programming and events, assist with documentation and evaluation, and conduct outreach related to the exhibit with course instructors, the University community, and local/regional residents and organizations.

No prior museum/exhibition experience is necessary, but an interest in public history, curatorial work, labor/immigration/environmental history, and/or community engagement is welcome.

Hybrid and in-person arrangements available. Work assignments will comply with university policies and local/state public health recommendations to ensure that students, faculty, staff, and community remembers remain safe during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Additional opportunities are available to assist with installation and deinstallation (3 days in mid-August and 3 days in mid-October, $15/hour).

Students interested in the internship should email Dr. O’Brassill-Kulfan, project coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a brief statement of interest (1-2 paragraphs), transcript, and resume by July 6. Students interested in assisting with installation/deinstallation should send a brief email explaining their interest, along with their current resume by July 6.

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.

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

Graduate Research Fellowship Program from the NSF. Outstanding graduate students, including those in geosciences, may apply, receiving a stipend. Total award of $138,000. Apply by October 22, 2021.

NOAA Climate Program Office FY22. Applications in 8 different competitions: Fire and smoke at the wildland-urban interface; Observation and modeling studies in support of tropical Pacific process studies; Improving climate understanding and information for marine sanctuary management planning; Atmospheric aerosols and their potential roles in solar climate intervention methods; Climate-smart communities initiative; Ecological drought; and Building tribal drought reslience. Letters of Intent due August 9, 2021. Applications due October 18, 2021.

The NSF Directorate for Engineering GERMINATION program is soliciting proposals to further their goal to foster the development of pedagogical frameworks, platforms and/or environments to enable participants to formulate research questions and ideas with potentially transformative outcomes, such as climate change. Funding up $3 Million across 8-10 proposals. Letters of Intent due: August, 27, 2021. Full proposal deadline: October 29, 2021.

The NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) is soliciting proposals to develop, manage, operate, and support user access to U.S. synchrotron-based analytical capabilities necessary to advance Earth and environmental sciences research and training. EAR seeks proposals that prioritize support for the U.S. Earth and environmental science community supported by EAR core or special programs. Funding up to $35 Million. Apply by March 4th, 2022.

CESMII Roadmap Projects Request for Proposals. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), announced a $4.8 million request for proposals (RFP) to develop emerging technologies for the manufacturing sector, including advanced sensors, cloud-based computing, advanced modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence. Funding will be awarded totalling $4.8 Million. Proposals due August 10th, 2021.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Eligible applicants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2019 or 2020. Subject tracks are cell and molecular biology; genomics, proteomics and systems biology approaches; ecolgy and environment; and molecular medicine. Applicants are to submit a 1000-word essay that is judged by an independent editorial team organized by the journal Science. The winning essay will be published by Science and essays from category winners will be published online. Grand prize USD 30,000 and 10,000 USD for winners in each category. Application deadline: July 25, 2021.

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking pre-proposals for three grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development and Research for Novel Approaches. Grants are aimed at improving sustainable agriculture and local food systems throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Pre-proposals, which capture the preliminary project concept, are required for each grant program and are due online by 5p.m. on August 3rd, 2021. Applicants selected to submit full proposals will be contacted in mid-August with full proposals due on October 26th, 2021. More information about how to apply may be found at

Oceanic Exploration and Research Grant from NOAA. Applicants will submit proposals to conduct exploration of poorly understood U.S. waters, primarily in the Pacific. Awards from $75,000 to $750,000. Applications due October 8th, 2021.

Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Post-Baccalaureate Biological Sciences Students conducting research from NSF BIO. To receive full funding, apply by July 2, 2021.

The Department of Energy is awarding the L-Prize for Innovative Lighting. Participants will develop innovative LED technology that improves energy efficiency and sustainability. The prize totals $12 Million. Applications due November 19, 2021.

Minerva Research Initiative from the Department of Defense. Proposals regarding the impact and national security implications of climate change, disinformation, and online influence can win awards of $150,000 to $1,000,000. White papers due June 23th, 2021, Full Proposals due September 29th, 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.

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.

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]

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

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


Call for Submissions/Papers

Comments/Service Opportunities

EPA is seeking nominations from representatives of nonfederal interests to serve on the Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee (MSTRS). Nominations due August 2, 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.


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]


Soil Health Institute’s annual meeting. Over the course of two engaging days, the meeting will bring together the leading voices in soil science and the agriculture industry to share research and insights for advancing the adoption of soil health systems that are foundational for regenerative agriculture. Hosted August 11-12, 2021.

National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource (EER). October 21-23, 2021 and October 26-27, 2021. Hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Training opportunity on climate data and geospatial analysis using Python. July 28, 2021. Hosted by the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center and Conservation Science Partners. The workshop is designed for federal and state agency employees, university researchers, graduate students, and others who use climate data to understand global environmental change in their work. We strongly encourage participants to have some prior background using the Python programming language, however prior programming experience is not required.

Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science (TAI4ES) Virtual Summer School. Hosted by the The NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography (AI2ES) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). July 26th-29th, 2021.

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]


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.