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.
Energy and Climate: One Day Two Great Events - May 4th 2016
The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) and Rutgers Climate Institute (RCI) are proud to facilitate conversation on energy and climate with a unique and outstanding program.
Morning Program: Eleventh Annual Rutgers Energy Institute Symposium
Afternoon Program: Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required by 5 pm on Wednesday April 27, 2016. Complete details and registration link here.
Generous support for this event is also provided by Rutgers School of Arts and 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
Please register by May 6, 2016.
pdf Flyer here (226 KB).
Link to registration here.
Rutgers graduate students Kate Milsaps and Jeremy Glover named 2016 James J.Gallagher Family Fellows. Read more here.
Kate Milsaps 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, 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
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 hold the September 15-16th 2016 in Wilmington, DE. Abstracts are due May 2nd 2016. 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. Deadline for presentations, sessions and posters is May 2, 2016. Clickhere for more information.
The 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit: Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on May 3-5th 2016. Poster session abstracts due March 28, 2016. For more information click here.
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.
The New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Association (NJEPA) Conference provides training and promotes the development of public and private partnerships in the planning, coordination, recovery and mitigation of all types of emergencies. The conference will be held May 2nd-6th 2016 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Registration to attend the event will open January 2016. More information 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.
The USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program offers graduate students grants for projects related to sustainable agriculture. Deadline for 2016 applications is May 10th. For more information, application details and past project examples click here.
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is open at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge to work on the project ecological tipping points, climate change and multi-scalar risks. Application is due May 11th 2016. Click here for more information.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Pollution Prevention Network Grant Program is now seeking submissions. Applications are due May 17th 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.
A Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health is being jointly administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This is a two year appointment. Applications are due 4:00PM May 15h 2016. Click here for more information.
The Science and Resilience Institute's first annual call for applications to an emerging Fellowship and Internship opportunity intended to fund graduate students and researchers ranging from $5,000-$10,000 and undergraduate internships at $4,500. Designed to help researchers, graduate and undergraduate students inform and increase resiliences in Jamaica Bay through research collaborations and partnerships, funding is intended to support new or existing collaboration among researchers affiliated with the Institute's consortium. For the full announcement and information about applications - due 6 pm April 29, 2016, click here.
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 Global Resilience Challenge "Water Window Challenge" is offering up to $1 million dollars in grants for teams offering solutions to help flood prone communities across the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. A concept note must be submitted by May 8th 2016. Click here for more details.
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.
The Northeast SARE Graduate Grant Program is now accepting application for 2016 awards. This grant is for graduate students who are researching topics in sustainable agriculture. Applications are due May 10th 2016. Click here for more details.
The Environmental Protection Agency Pollution Prevention Program has $8 million in funding to reduce the environmental footprints of local and regional businesses and projects related to this goal. Applications are due May 9th 2016. 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.
Autodesk and the PoLAR Partnership are launching the Games for Change Climate Challenge. All are encouraged to create and submit a digital game prototype that focuses on scientifically-grounded climate solutions. Four finalists present to the jury at the Games for Change festival in New York City from June 23rd-24th. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize to support game development. Submissions are due 11:59PM EDT May 6th 2016. Clickhere for more details.
IMSG is seeking a support scientist for their climate process team. Applications are due ASAP. Click here to learn more.
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has funding available for projects aimed to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales. Pre-proposals are due May 10th 2016. Click here to learn more.
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 $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition to incentivize innovative approaches to addressing carbon emissions and better understand the potential for converting carbon dioxide in high-value products. There are two competition tracks and a $7.M grand prize for the winners. Registration must be completed by April 30th 2016. Click here to learn more and click here to register.
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.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a software engineer for terrestrial systems modeling and environmental data science. Applications are due May 1st 2016. Click here to learn more and 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.
The Hudson River Foundation is offering several fellowships to support living expenses and graduate research that involves the health and ecosystem of the Hudson River. Click here for more information and to apply.
Multiple fellowship/internship positions for post docs, graduate and undergraduates relating to forestry and resilient landscapes are available through the Rutgers Center for Resilient Landscapes. Learn more here.
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.