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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


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 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 Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on behavioral science and public health.


The University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on mesoscale land atmosphere interactions. Applicants should email a CV and cover letter with contact information for three references to Dr. Craig Ferguson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Start date of March 2022 or beyond. [Posted November 8, 2021]


The University of Saskatchewan is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Polar Bear Social Science. [Posted November 1, 2021].


The Rutgers University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks a postdoctoral researcher for its Hydro-Informatics Research Lab. Interested applicants should send their CVs to Dr. Wang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). More information here. [Posted September 27, 2021].


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study wildfires, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosols. [Posted September 27, 2021]


Job Opportunities.


The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is hiring a Government Representative 3 to support New Jersey’s Chief Resilience Officer and the Bureau of Climate Resilience Planning (BCRP) to coordinate, assess, plan, implement, and communicate science and policy related to climate resilience and coastal management with other DEP programs, state and federal agencies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and the public. Apply by February 4, 2022.


The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Interdisciplinary (Science Analyst) position for The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Alexandria, VA. Applications due February 14, 2022.


The NSF is seeking qualified candidates for a Social Scientist (Program Director) position for the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Alexandria, VA. Applications due February 14, 2022.


The NSF is hiring an Engineering Education Administrator (Program Director) position in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Alexandria, VA. Applications due February 14, 2022.


Second Nature is hiring Climate Programs Regional Managers for the Midwest and the South. Applications due January 28, 2022.


The National Science Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an Interdisciplinary (Supervisory Program Director) position for the Human Resources Statistics (HRS) program in The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Alexandria, VA. Applications due February 7, 2022.


Rowan University is hiring a full-time tenure-track faculty member that will teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level and build a rigorous research agenda which addresses the intersection of the climate and biodiversity crises and their impact on well-being, healthcare and health equity. Applications due February 7, 2022.


Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment seeks a Conservation and Land Use Specialist for its Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Program. [Posted January 3, 2022]


The Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in environmental engineering working at the interface of atmospheric science, air quality, and sustainability, with a focus on local and regional air quality issues related to atmospheric conditions and climate change. [Posted December 25, 2021]


Climate/Environmental Planning Professional
Fuss & O'Neill located in Boston MASS
[posted December 15, 2021]


Rowan University is seeking a Senior Lecturer of Food Sustainability. The successful candidate will assist the development and direct the implementation of our forthcoming bachelor’s degree program in Sustainable Food Systems, which will focus on innovation, equity, and regenerative practices for growing, processing, and distributing responsibly produced, healthful food. [Posted December 13, 2021]


The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is accepting applications for the position of Tenured Professor & Department Chair in Climate, Infectious Diseases and Pandemic Science in the Department currently known as Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM). [Posted November 8, 2021] [pdf]


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (“RGGI, Inc.”) seeks to hire a Program Manager to be based in New York City, to serve as the program lead for the RGGI CO2 Allowance Tracking System (RGGI COATS) and RGGI CO2 budget source compliance. [Posted November 8, 2021]


New Jersey Future is seeking a policy manager to develop and advance state policies that affect health, water infrastructure, and redevelopment, with a primary focus on lead in drinking water. [Posted November 1, 2021] [pdf]


ESG Playbook is seeking a climate scientist. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyer here.


The NSF is seeking a Physical Science Administrator in the Directorate of Geosciences and Division of Ocean Sciences. [Posted October 18, 2021]


Early Career Scientist Fellowships


Scholarships


The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation is holding the Student Paper Competition, which provides a forum to engage the next generation in the important conversations about the floodplain management profession. Three finalists will receive free registration and travel assistance to the 2022 ASFPM Annual National Conference, where they will present their papers before a panel of judges. Prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250 scholarships will be awarded. Papers due January 29, 2022.


The Association of State Floodplain Managers Foundation is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 to Spring 2024 Future Leaders Scholarship. This two-year, $20,000 per year scholarship provides financial assistance, mentoring, and support to one deserving college student interested in pursuing a career in a field related to floodplain management. Applications due February 1, 2022.


Internships


C&EN seeks a science-writing intern for 2022. During a paid, 6-month fellowship (starting around June), the intern is expected to work for C&EN full time (40 hours/week). If our Washington, DC, headquarters are open during this time, the editorial fellow is strongly encouraged to work from the office. If it is closed, the fellowship will be remote. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 science-writing samples to our team of editors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Strong applications will include samples written in a journalistic style and will demonstrate a flair for reporting complex science stories in an accessible manner. We encourage applicants to include additional multimedia samples if available. The deadline for applications is Feb. 4, 2022. C&EN plans to make a decision by Feb. 18, 2022.


The United States Department of Justice is seeking undergraduate interns to assist paralegals and attorneys in their environmental enforcement section. Completed applications can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Grants/Funding Opportunities


Climate Justice Resource Hub - Chisholm Legacy Project Call For Proposals
Deadline: February 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM (PST).


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 NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) is awarding funding. The program aims to address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations or experiments, Proposals due March 23, 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.


The NSF is awarding funding through its the Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards program, which supports university-based centers to advance research on the fundamental solid Earth processes that underpin natural hazards. Proposals due March 15, 2022.


The NSF is awarding funding for its Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) program, which embodies an important forward-looking response by the Foundation to these profound challenges. NNA seeks innovations in fundamental convergence research across the social, natural, environmental, computing and information sciences, and engineering that address the interactions or connections among natural and built environments and social systems, and how these connections inform our understanding of Arctic change and its local and global effects. Proposals due February 16, 2022.


The NSF is creating the Opportunities for Research and Education in the Critical-Zone (ORE-CZ), which provides funding to expand the breadth of researchers investigating the dynamics and processes within Earth’s Critical Zone (CZ), the region that ranges from the weathered bedrock beneath the soil profile up to the top of the vegetation canopy. Proposals due April 30, 2022.


The NSF is awarding funding through its Geospace Environment Modeling program, which investigates the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. Proposals due March 30, 2022.


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is awarding funding through the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program, which aims to increase the knowledge of agricultural science and improve the nutritional health of children. Proposals due January 31, 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 Partnership for International Research and Education, which invites visionary, ambitious, interdisciplinary, use-inspired research proposals that address scientific challenges related to climate change and/or clean energy. Proposals due March 25, 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]


NOAA funding for Ocean Acidification Education mini-grant initiative, to engage diverse audiences in ocean acidification education and outreach, match ocean acidification communication needs with existing research, education and outreach activities, while developing innovative approaches for community involvement. Applications due February 18, 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.


NASA has announced its annual Research Announcement, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES), with a focus on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Hydrometeorological Prediction. Applications due March 10, 2022.


NASA has announced its annual Research Announcement, Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES), with a focus on Equity and Environmental Justice. Applications due March 17, 2022.


The U.S. EPA cutting-edge transdisciplinary research (integrating diverse disciplines such as behavioral science, psychology, economics, public health, and sociology) to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches/methods to reduce household food waste through prevention (i.e., not redistribution) in the United States (U.S.) in real world settings. RFA here. Applications due February 9, 2022.


The NSF Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM), a broad-based research program investigating the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The goal of the GEM program is to make accurate predictions of the geospace environment by developing physical understanding of the large-scale organization and dynamics through observations, theory, and increasingly realistic models. Applications due March 30, 2022.


The NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) encourages the submission of proposals related to climate change to existing programs. Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors in the area most relevant to their research topic to discuss the idea and type of proposal prior to submission (see EAR Program Areas). In order to identify proposals related to climate change, please preface proposal titles with “EAR-Climate:”. To be funded in FY 2022, proposals are encouraged to be submitted before March 15, 2022.


The NSF Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) encourages the submission of proposals related to climate change to existing programs. Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact Program Directors in the area most relevant to their research topic to discuss the idea and type of proposal prior to submission (see EAR Program Areas). In order to identify proposals related to climate change, please preface proposal titles with “EAR-Climate:”. To be funded in FY 2022, proposals are encouraged to be submitted before March 15, 2022.


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 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is seeking to support projects that increase the resilience of coastal communities impacted by hurricanes and wildfires in 2020 and 2021. Applications due February 3, 2022.


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 DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) announces its interest in receiving research applications for Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling (EESM). The goal of the EESM portfolio within the BER program is to develop and demonstrate advanced modeling and simulation capabilities in order to enhance the predictability of the Earth system over multiple temporal and spatial scales. Applications due March 7, 2022.


The National Integrated Heat Health Information System is accepting applications from groups of organizations interested in participating in the 2022 cohort of NIHHIS-CAPA Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns. Applications open until January 14, 2022.


The NSF is awarding grants for research related to their Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) program. Proposals due January 25, 2022.


The NSF is accepting submissions for its Biodiversity on a Changing Planet (BoCP) program. Submissions due March 25, 2022.


The NSF is seeking proposals for its Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC) program. Applications due March 15, 2022. Total funding of $10 Million across 6-10 projects.


Northeast SARE invites farmers and growers in our region to submit proposals to the Farmer Grant Program. Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. on November 16, 2021 for projects starting next spring. Funded projects, which are now capped at $30,000, will be announced in late Feb. 2022.


The NSF is soliciting proposals for its Human Networks and Data Science program (HNDS). Awards of up to $1.2 Million. Applications regarding core research due January 13, 2022. Applications regarding infrastructure due February 3, 2022.


The NSF is offering grants to educational institutions in the aim of Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO). Awards of up to $450,000. Applications due January 31, 2022.


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 United States Department of Commerce is awarding funding for projects relevant to its Environmental Literacy Program: Increasing community resilience to extreme weather & climate change. Awards of up to $500,000. Applications due March 17, 2022.


The NSF is seeking proposals for a Facilitator to manage their Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (Polar STEAM) initiative. Total award of $3.5 Million over five years. Submissions due February 25, 2022.


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]


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.


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.


Award Nominations


Call for Submissions/Papers


The 19th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop is calling for abstracts for their meeting in Lansing, Michigan on May 24-26, 2022. Submissions due February 14, 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


The WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) and the CMIP Panel are inviting the community to take part in the “CMIP Community next steps survey”. Survey closes February 28, 2022.


Courses


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.


Engagement/Outreach

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..

 

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.