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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

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.

The University of Reading (UK) is seeking a postdoctoral Senior Research Scientist for the High Resolution Global Climate Modelling (HRCM) core programme, a key aspect of strategic research developed at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in Reading. The closing date is August 7, 2022.

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]

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].

Job Opportunities.

The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate is offering a detail opportunity to serve as the acting deputy assistant director (DAD) for the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD). This detail is open to all qualified NSF employees currently working at NSF in 120 day increments and will not exceed 240 days. Applications due July 11, 2022.

The NSF is hiring a Deputy Division Director in the Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems. Applications due July 25, 2022.

Green Climate Fund is hiring an Integrity and Compliance Specialist. Applications due July 26, 2022.

Green Climate Fund is hiring an Investigation Specialist. Applications due July 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]

Winrock International is hiring a Senior Technical Lead for Geospatial Solutions. Applications due July 31, 2022.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a Policy Analyst for Energy Transition Tracking. Applications due July 8, 2022.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a Senior Policy Advisor and Lead for Renewables. Applications due July 8, 2022.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a Senior Policy Advisor & Lead for Energy and Climate Governance. Applications due July 8, 2022.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center is hiring a climate change adaptation for urban resilience. Applications due July 31, 2022.

The European Climate Foundation is hiring an Applications Support Officer for the GSCC. Applications due July 17, 2022.

The CCE Dutchess Environment & Energy Program currently has an open job posting for five (5) Energy Advisor positions to join our team. These positions will continue and expand on the work that we have been doing to assist residents, small businesses, and non-profits in the Mid- Hudson region to access energy efficiency and clean energy programs. More information about that work can be found HERE. We encourage applications from candidates who have related skill sets but may lack direct experience with delivering programing around energy topics. On the job training will be provided, therefore a candidate with a related skill set and a strong desire to learn more about these topics could excel in a position such as these. Applications must be submitted via this webpage and are due by July 27, 2022.

New Jersey DEP’s Office of Climate Resilience 6 positions available in its Blue Acres buyout program.
Each of the 6 positions is unique with a different focus and core responsibilities. Application deadline is July 5th.

NJDEP Office of Climate Resilience is hiring an experienced planner to work with New Jersey’s Chief Resilience Officer and a diverse team of planners, policy analysts, and environmental specialists to support climate resilience efforts across the state. Application Deadline June 29, 2022.

National Science Foundation Physical Scientist (Program Director): (Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) / Office of Polar Programs (GEO/OPP)) - Closes 07-13-2022

Program Coordinator, JCNERR Coastal Training Program for Marine Outreach, Rutgers University. Application deadline July 14th, 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]

Agricultural Conservation Specialist with the Foodshed Alliance in NJ. [hyperlink the bold to the correct pdf].

Outreach Consultant with the Foodshed Alliance in NJ.

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]

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 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]

Summer graduate student employment with NJ Climate Change Resource Center

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. 



Grants/Funding Opportunities

EPA funding Brownfields Job Training. Proposals due August 2, 2022.

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

FPAC is announcing the availability of cooperative agreement funding to assess how best to resolve institutional and policy-related barriers in USDA to Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participation and to market CRP to a diverse set of potential participants. The project will culminate in the funding recipient working with FSA to pilot the solution identified by the assessment. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academic institutions are eligible to submit a statement of interest by July 23, 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.

Community Climate Resilience Competition for the Urban Northeast Corridor. LOI due June 20, 2022.

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 Dan Wartenberg Memorial Travel Award through the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) will support ISEE conference attendees with projects involving communities and stakeholders in grappling with environmental or occupational health issues. Attendees with environmental justice projects including participatory elements would be especially welcome. Travel awards may also be awarded to those with pending funding proposals that explicitly include non-scientists in meaningful ways. The committee welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of if they are presenting on the 2022 program. Individuals of all rank and experience level are invited to apply. Applications are due Monday, June 20, 2022.

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 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 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

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.


U.S Global Change Research Program is seeking nominations for Review Editors for the Fifth National Climate Assessment. Review Editors are selected by the Federal Steering Committee from a pool of experts, including those generated through a public nomination process. Their role is to ensure that authors respond adequately, and provide sufficient justification for their responses to all comments received during the public and National Academies review periods later this year. Nominations are due July 1, 2022.

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.

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.

Comments/Service Opportunities

State of New Jersey is Seeking Public Input on NJ's climate change investments.
Vote here thru July 11, 2022

USGCRP is seeking nominations for Review Editors for the Fifth National Climate Assessment. Review Editors role is to ensure that authors respond adequately, and provide sufficient justification for their responses to all comments received during the public and National Academies review periods later this year. Opportunity for graduate students and Post-docs ! Apply by July 1, 2022.

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.

USEPA Region 2 draft 2022 Region 2 Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan (English) and Spanish
Email comments by June 30, 2022 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or participate by meeting:
June 14th 1pm Zoom meeting Registration (In English w/ Spanish Translation, focus on all of Region 2)
June 16th 10:00 am Zoom meeting Registration (In Spanish w/ English translation, focus on Puerto Rico) 


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..


Opportunity for Public Comments


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.