The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sciences.
Preparing for the Impacts of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey: A Workshop for Public Health Practitioners
June 3, 2016 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
James J. Florio Special Events Forum
Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Approved for 3.25 Public Health CEUs
Link to registration here.
The 8th Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference
"RU on the Raritan" will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University. Complete details here.
Rutgers graduate students Kate Millsaps and Jeremy Glover named 2016 James J.Gallagher Family Fellows. Read more here.
Kate Millsaps Jeremy Glover
Focus on Climate Change and Agriculture: New Jersey
Learn more here.
Putting New Jersey on the Arctic Map: Rutgers University & the Garden State’s Arctic Connections
The United States Department of State's blog Our Arctic Nation features a new post highlighting New Jersey and Rutgers University’s contributions to Arctic research. RCI affiliates Jennifer Francis, Asa Rennermalm, David Robinson, Hal Salzman; RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan; and Rutgers doctoral candidate Michael Brady (Geography), all contributed to this post. US Department of State official Arctic Twitter account tweeted this.
News In May 2016
RCI affiliate, Malin Pinsky is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about how changing migratory patterns of fish are affecting the fishing industry on the East Coast.
In this article by Phys.org, RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis is quoted about the connection between the warmer Arcticand the early fire season in Canada.Dr. Francis is also quoted in a Washington Post article about the consequences of the fast melting Arctic that will be felt in 2016, especially for mid latitude areas.
Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Oscar Schofield and his Rutgers University collaborataors on their $11.8 million National Science Foundation grant to help launch and operate the Oceans Observatories Initiative’s data system. Read more here
The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama spoke at the Rutgers University 2016 Commencement on May 15 about the realities of climate change and the action that needs to be taken. Read the full text of President Obama's commencement address here and watch it here.
RCI affiliate, Alan Robock's climate modeling of the effects of nuclear war on global temperatures is cited in this huffingtonpost.com article.
RCI affiliate, David A. Robinson, who tracks global snow cover, explains the April snow pack being the lowest in the Northern Hemisphere since records began a half century ago in this New York Times article about the wildfires in fragile boreal forests.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate, Melissa Aronczyk who received an NSF award totaling $283,340 for “Collaborative Research: The Role of Information and Influence Campaigns in Structuring Public Responses to U.S. Policy, 1988–2015.”
RCI affiliate, Dina Fonseca is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article about what can be done to control mosquitoes this summer.
In this njspotlight.com article, RCI affiliate, Daniel Van Abs discusses the work plan to help upgrade New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure.
Congratulations to RCI affiliate, Ben Horton who received the European Geosciences Union Plinius Medal to recognize interdisciplinary natural hazard research.
In this reuters.com article and yahoo.com article, speakers at the Rutgers Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events Symposium held on May4, 2016, an RCI sponsored event, are interviewed about limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C.
Congratulations to RCI affiliates, Annmarie Carlton and Olaf Jensen who received Board of Trustees Research Fellowships for Scholarly Excellence.
RCI affiliate, Alan Robock is quoted in this bbc.com article which discusses various geoengineering ideas to counter global warming.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, and Seminars
From August 16th- August 18th, 2016, the 2016 North American Symposium on Climate Adaptation will be held in New York City to discuss how North America and the Caribbean are affected by extreme weather and climate change. More information here.
The 14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development will be held from June 21st-24th 2016 at Montclair State University. A student poster session will be held on June 21st with a focus on Sustainability. Click here for more information.
The Creating a Climate for Change 2016 Conference an annual climate and environmental justice conference, will be held in Florence, South Carolina on June 9th 2016. Click here for more information.
The Passaic River Symposium VII will be held on October 13th-14th 2016 at Montclair State University. Abstracts are due July 1st 2016. Click here for more details.
The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on May 17th-20th 2016. Click here for more details.
The 2016 Waterfront Conference will be held May 12th 2016 aboard the Hornblower Infinity, Hudson River Park, Pier 40. Click here for more information.
The Sustainable Raritan River Initiative Annual Conference "RU on the Raritan" will be held on June 10th 2016 at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University. Complete details here.
The Mid-Atlantic Conference of the American Water Resources Association will be held on September 15-16th 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Click here for more information.
The National Energy Education Summit will convent June 7th 2016 in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more.
2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will be held in Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA from August 21-26th 2016. More information here.
The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace on October 20th-22nd 2016. More information here. Precourt fellowship applications for undergraduate and graduate students as well as post docs and junior faculty available: deadline is September 1, 2016, more information here.
The 2016 C3E Symposium will be held on May 31st 2016 at Stanford University. Click here to learn more and to register.
The 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration along with the 25th Biennial Meeting of the Coastal Society will be held December 10-15th 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans River-side, New Orleans, Louisiana. Click here for more information.
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for submissions from Alaskans on the impact of climate change to their state, the project is titled Alaskan Voices on Climate. More information here.
The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) will be holding their 2016 conference titled Transforming the Economy: Sustaining Food, Water, Energy and Justice. The conference will be held in Washington, DC on June 26th-29th 2016.To find out more about the conference click here.
GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences for basic GIS fundamentals using weather and climate data. Free or download after you register on the course site. Sponsored by UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. For more information click here.
The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.
Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
Click here for more information on Fellowships and Internships.
United States Department of Agriculture has released information about a grant for their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Carbon Cycle Science. Application deadline is June 15, 2016. More information here.
United States Department of Agriculture has released information about a grant for their Agriculture and Food Research Initiative- Water for Agriculture Challenge Area. Application deadline is August 4, 2016. More information here.
A Climate Impact Research Scientist position at the Department of Physical Oceanography and Instrumentation of the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research is now open. This position involves analyzing how climate change influences different aspects of an environment using ecosystem modeling. More information here.
A Postdoctoral Position at the Department of Geophysical Sciences at The University Chicago is now open. This position involves studying past Mars climate and atmosphere with Assistant Professor Edwin Kite. Application materials including a CV, brief description of research interests and experience and a list of publications in a single pdf should be sent to kite(at)uchicago.edu by July 15th 2016.
Sustainable Jersey has an immediate position for a Green Infrastructure Coordinator. Applications are due ASAP. A resume should be sent to Linda Weber, Resiliency Director, at weberl(at)tcnj.edu. Click pdf here (420 KB) for complete information.
Repair the World is seeking Food Justice Fellows for the 2016-17 cohort. Repair the World Food Justice Fellows work with urban farms, community gardens, local food pantries, soup kitchens, and anti-hunger organizations. Applications are due May 31st 2016. Click here for more information.
The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Restoration Ecology Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will restore degraded ecosystems by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click pdf here (86 KB) for more information.
The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Collaborative Ecological Research Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will collaboratively address impacts on ecosystems by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click pdf here (86 KB) for more information.
The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Global Conservation Priorities Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will address global change impacts on ecosystems by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click pdf here (86 KB) for more information.
The Earthwatch Institute is now accepting proposals for their Earthwatch Sustainable Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Program. This program focuses on funding projects that will address global change impacts on agriculture and forestry by: increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness, promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations, and other related topics. Pre-proposals are due 11:59PM EDT June 12th 2016. Click pdf here (86 KB) for more information.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a $30 million funding opportunity announcement soliciting proposals for its new Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated on-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. Concept papers are due May 24th 2016. Click here to learn more.
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a request for proposals for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program. Projects that focus on Climate Change Mitigation/Prevention of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Food Manufacturing and Processing, and State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction will be considered. The application period closes June 6th 2016 11:59PM EDT. Click here for more information.
The GREEN Program is announcing its summer 2016 Short-term Sustainability Programs, where students can learn hands-on about different aspects of sustainability. These are ten day programs offered for 10 days in multiple locations and on multiple dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be accepted until programs are filled. Click here for more details.
Fish and Wildlife Service National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program has $17 million available in funding to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal states. Applications are due June 29th 2016. Click here for more details.
The BIG Pitch Competition 2016 is seeking undergraduate and graduate innovations that improve economies, health, and the environment under the theme of sustainability. Application deadline: September 30th 2016. More information here.
The National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change has over $11 million available in funding for projects related to the paleoclimate and Earth’s climate system. Proposals are due October 17th 2016. Click here for more information and to apply.
The National Science Foundation has funding available under their Environmental Sustainability program for the following research areas: industrial ecology, green engineering, ecological engineering, and Earth systems engineering. Proposals are due October 20th 2016. Click here for more details and to apply.
Michigan Tech University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Climate Science with expertise in atmospheric science, hydrology, and/or surficial geology processes applied to paleoclimate reconstruction or modern climate variability and impacts. Applications are due ASAP. Click here to learn apply and learn more.
Assistant Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley expected start date of July 1, 2016. Details pdf here (56 KB).
Brown University is looking for an Endowed Chair in Water Research (Associate or Full Professor). An ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly achievements, record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teach and advising. For further details and application, click here.
Food and Agriculture Internship Program, RTI International. Several internships in areas including Agriculture & Agribusiness and Food & Nutrition Security are open for application. Applications are due ASAP. Complete information can be found pdf here (311 KB).The EPA has more than $54 million in Funding and Technical Assistance for State, Local, and Tribal Governments. For the list of specific grants available and deadlines click here.
Postgraduate research project training opportunity with the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities. The position will support equity issues and the Making A Visible Difference in Communities effort in the Office of Policy (OP). Appointment is one year and participant will receive a stipend. Master’s degree and U.S. citizenship required. Apply here. Application due as soon as possible.
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients. Graduate entry-level stipends begin at $30,000. The program is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. More information and instructions on how to apply are available on the NRC Research Programs website.
Rutgers faculty, staff and students have free subscriptions to COS-PIVOT, a powerful search engine for finding funding opportunities and scholar profiles from within Rutgers and outside of the university.
Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Associate Fellowship. The REI support post-doctoral students for broad range of energy research: basic and applied science, engineering, economics, and policy. Each fellowship is one year and comes with one year of direct cost support. For more information about applying, click here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.