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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.
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
The Tishman Environment and Design Center at the New School invites applicants for an appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Climate Justice. [Posted April 4, 2022]
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Graduate Student Next Generation Fellowships: Earth System Science Track; Diversity & Inclusion Track; and Public Policy Track. Each two-year fellowship provides financial support for graduate school and two summer visits. Applications due May 16, 2022.
The Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics is accepting applications to the Eagleton Science and Politics Fellowship. The year-long full-time fellowship offers PhD-level scientists, engineers, and health care professionals the opportunity to serve as in-house science advisors in New Jersey state government. [Posted December 25, 2021]
The University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Polar Bear Social Science. [Posted November 1, 2021].
Project Drawdown is hiring a “dream team” of leading scientists to conduct top-quality research and provide world-leading insights on climate solutions and strategies. They intend to hire a Chief Scientist to oversee the broader science team and conduct their own research, and a group of 4-5 full-time Senior / Associate Scientists (the title will depend on the level of previous work experience) who will work with the Chief Scientist. These are all full-time, ongoing staff positions. Applications being reviewed June 13, 2022.
The National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate is looking for a Program Assistant. The board undertakes projects on a wide range of topics spanning climate change and impacts, meteorological research and services, atmospheric composition, Earth system prediction and observations, and climate security. [Posted March 21, 2022]
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is looking for a Program Officer to lead the formation and management of a Climate Communities Network, part of the NAM’s recently launched Grand Challenge on Climate Change, Human Health, and Equity. [Posted March 21, 2022]
Duke Farms is seeking Seasonal Vegetable Growers who will be responsible for working under the supervision of the Manager of Agroecology on the planting and maintaining of a small-scale vegetable farming operation. [Posted March 21, 2022]
Duke Farms is seeking a Manager of Agroecology to oversee their day-to-day farming operations while supporting a holistic pasture-based farming operation that conserves and restores wildlife and the land. [Posted March 21, 2022]
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF), announces a nationwide search for mathematical sciences professionals to fill Program Director positions. Formal consideration of interested applications begins annually on April 1 and continues until selections are made. [Posted February 28, 2022]
Early Career Scientist Fellowships
Mid-Atlantic States Section of the Air and Waste Management Association (MASS-A&WMA) APERG $25,000 scholarships for full time doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers in Delaware, NJ, most of NY and Eastern PA conducting environmental research on air quality, air pollution, the atmosphere, or any other closely related topic may be eligible to apply for this grant (see application for details). Application deadline June 30th. Applicants must be members of the A&WMA.
Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Community Climate Resilience Grant Competition for the Urban Northeast Corridor. Non-profit organizations working on weather & climate resilience projects with socially vulnerable communities in the urban Northeast (Philadelphia to Boston) are eligible. Informational webinar May 24th. Letter of intent due June 20, 2022 @ 5 pm.
The USDA is awarding funding for the Smith-Lever Special Needs Competitive Grants Program. Within the states and territories, the Cooperative Extension System has repeatedly served as the trusted community organization that has helped to enable families, communities, and businesses to successfully prepare for, respond to and cope with disaster losses and critical incidents. Once a disaster has occurred, the local extension outreach includes: 1) Communicating practical science-based risk information, 2) Developing relevant educational experiences and programs, 3) Working with individuals and communities to open new communication channels, and 4) Mitigating losses and facilitating recovery. NIFA intends to fund Special Needs projects to implement applied scientific programs that serve public needs in preparation for, during and after local or regional emergency situations. Proposals due May 26, 2022.
The USDA is awarding funding for the Special Research Grants for Aquaculture Research Program. The purpose of the Aquaculture Research program is to support the development of an environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S. and generate new science-based information and innovation to address industry constraints. Proposals due June 3, 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]
The USDA is awarding funding for projects for the Higher Education Challenge Grants Program, which will: (1) address a state, regional, national, or international educational need; (2) involve a creative or non-traditional approach toward addressing that need that can serve as a model to others; (3) encourage and facilitate better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and supplement available resources; and (4) result in benefits that will likely transcend the project duration and USDA support. Proposals due June 6, 2022.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing the potential availability of funding for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources to encourage collaboration with partners in providing strategic conservation delivery assistance and/or provide tools or data that enhance the ability of the agency to support conservation activities. Proposals due June 17, 2022.
NSF Convergence Accelerator: Track J Food & Nutrition Security
This track will converge a wide range of disciplines to address intertwined challenges in supporting population health, combating climate change, and addressing the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable by empowering youth, women, and disadvantaged communities.
Letter of Intent (required): May 31, 2022
Full Proposal due: July 20, 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 WCS Climate Adaptation Fund will provide up to $2.5 million in competitive grants in 2022. Awards will be made to non-profit conservation organizations applying for one of two grant categories: Adaptation Implementation projects that apply innovative approaches to conservation actions designed to help wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. These projects must include a monitoring plan to inform adaptive management decisions and evaluate progress towards project outcomes. These grants will be up to $300,000 over 3 years. Adaptation Mainstreaming projects that work to facilitate the conditions necessary to increase the uptake of an adaptation approach with known benefits. These grants will be up to $100,000 for 2 years.
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
Restore America’s Estuaries is pleased to announce the 2022 NEP Coastal Watersheds Grant. RAE will select grantees through a two-step process: 1) letters of intent (LOI); and 2) full proposals by invitation only. LOIs are due on Friday, May 27, 2022.
NASA has announced its annual Research Announcement, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES), with a focus on Physical Oceanography. Letters of intent due April 22, 2022. Full application due May 25, 2022.
The Department of Energy is awarding funding for Chemical and Materials Sciences to Advance Clean Energy Technologies and Low-Carbon Manufacturing. Applications due May 17, 2022.
The NSF is awarding funding through the Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program, a broad-based research program with the goal of understanding the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales. Proposals due May 20, 2022.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking applicants for its latest round of grant funding for public fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. Applications due May 13, 2022.
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 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 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.
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]
Opportunity for Public Comments
The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will hold a public meeting May 11-12, 2022 from approximately 3:00 - 7:00 PM E.T. each day. This free meeting is open to all members of the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to climate resilience, the beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, and the WHEJAC draft recommendations on the implementation of the Justice40 Initiative.