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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

The University of Queensland is seeking two PhD candidates to study at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Post doctoral opportunities

NSF Information on Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.

NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Applications due January 10, 2023.

NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications due February 6, 2023.

NSF Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. [Posted October
10, 2022]

Princeton University Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies Research Fellowship in Environment and Climate. Applications due December 1, 2022.

UCLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks postdoctoral scholars in atmospheric and climate dynamics. Applicants should submit a complete CV, including a list of refereed publications and contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to David Neelin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> and Fiaz Ahmed <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. [Posted October 10,

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory postdoctoral cloud feedback researcher. [Posted October 3, 2022]

Job Opportunities.

The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance is hiring a Program Manager. [Posted October 24, 2022]

NSF is hiring a Physical Scientist (Program Director). [Posted November 14, 2022]

PlanAdapt is hiring an Intern of Climate Risk Management. Applications due November 27, 2022.

The Climate Action Network UK is hiring an Executive Director. Applications due November 30, 2022.

The Growald Climate Fund is hiring a Portfolio Manager. [Posted October 31, 2022]

DT Global is hiring a Private Sector Investment Lead. Located in Fiji. [Posted October 31, 2022]

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation is hiring a Senior Policy Analyst. Located in Washington DC. [Posted October 31, 2022]

The CMCC Foundation/Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change is hiring an Ocean Data Manager. Located in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Applications due November 30, 2022.

The European Climate Foundation is hiring an Intern, Network Support, Strategic Communications. Located in Brussels. [Posted October 31, 2022]

Neoteric Energy and Climate is hiring a Project Manager. [Posted October 31, 2022]

The Journal of Emergency Management is calling for papers focusing on Emergency Management and
Climate Change. Submissions accepted until December 31, 2022.

Georgetown University is hiring an Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing. Applications are due January
2, 2023.

Georgetown University is hiring a Professor of Sustainability. Applications are due January 2, 2023.

The New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance is hiring a Law and Policy Program Manager. [Posted October 24, 2022]

Conservation International is hiring a Program Manager - Natural Climate Solutions Roadmap. Arlington, VA, US. [Posted October 17, 2022]

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. seeks to hire a Program Associate to be based in New York City. [Posted October 10, 2022]

C2ES is hiring a Director/Senior Director of Advocacy. Arlington, VA. [Posted October 10, 2022]

C2ES is hiring a Director of Global Carbon Markets. Arlington, VA or Remote. [Posted October 10, 2022]

Observer Research Foundation America is hiring a Program Assistant for Energy and Climate. Washington DC. [Posted October 10, 2022]

Unique Land Use GmbH is hiring a Carbon Project Manager. Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Applications due November 30, 2022.

Early Career Scientist Fellowships



Grants/Funding Opportunities

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Great American Solar Eclipses 2023 and 2024.

Department of Commerce Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program. Applications due December 22, 2022.

National Science Foundation Atmospheric Chemistry Program. [Posted November 7, 2022]

Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR). Applications due February 23, 2023.

EPA Understanding and Control of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Air Emissions. Applications due December 21, 2022.


Environmental Research and Education Foundation Waste Management Research. Applications due December 1, 2022.

NSF Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG). Applications due January 17, 2023.

NSF Antarctic Research Requiring U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Support for Fieldwork. Applications due June 1, 2023.

2023 Eni Awards. For Energy Frontiers, Advanced Environmental Solutions and Energy Transition. Applications due November 25, 2022.

NOAA Climate Program Office Earth System Science and Modeling Research in support of the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. Two competitions: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM) Program: Research to Improve Precipitation Analysis Datasets and Climate Variability and Predictability (CVP) Program: Identify and understand key land-atmosphere processes that influence coupled-model precipitation biases in the continental United States. Letters of Intent Due October 31, 2022. Full proposals January 26, 2023.  

USDA Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program. Applications due December 8, 2022.

EPA 20th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. Applications due February 1, 2022.

NSF Biological Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (BA-SR). Applications due January 26, 2023.

Rutgers Global Grants 2022-2023 Cycle is open to Rutgers tenured, tenure-track, clinical and NTT faculty. Categories include international Collaborative Research, Global Health, Global Environmental Change, and Faculty Innovation in Global Learning. Application deadline Novement 30, 2022. Full details here. 

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations. Proposals due May 31, 2023.

Department of Energy Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization FOA. Concept Paper due October 12, 2022, Full Applications due December 20, 2022.

Rutgers Research Council for New Scholarly and Creative Initiatives: Seed Funding For Innovation - FY 2023-24 Request for Proposals. Full-time faculty members of Rutgers University may apply. Information Session for interested faculty on
October 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register hereApplications due December 1, 2022.  Complete details.

FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, which makes federal funds available to states, U.S territories, Indian tribal governments, and local communities for pre-disaster mitigation activities. Applications due January 27, 2023.

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program, which makes federal funds available to states, U.S. territories, federally recognized tribal governments, and local governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Applications due January 27, 2023.

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 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 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.

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 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.


Call for Submissions/Papers

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.

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.

The EGU General Assembly is calling for abstracts for their April 23-28, 2023 meeting. The meeting’s topics include the Indian Ocean and past fires. Abstracts due January 10, 2023.

Comments/Service Opportunities

The EPA has opened a public docket to accept pre-proposal input on EPA’s efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from new and existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). The goal of this non-rulemaking docket is to gather perspectives from a
broad group of stakeholders in advance of our proposed rulemakings. More information here.

NASEM is Calling for Perspectives - Managed Retreat in the US Gulf Coast Region. Submissions due December 1, 2022.

EPA Request for Information: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (RFI GHGRF).


Sustainability Minor for Rutgers Undergraduates. Open to students in any curriculum. Flyer here.

Rutgers SEBS is now offering a sustainability minor.  The minor is open to students in any curriculum. The list of course requirements (21 credits) can be found here:

Information Gathering Sessions


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..

Student Professional Development

Free student membership to the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Managers. Eligbility includes all students attending or enrolled in a New Jersey post-secondary institution such as a college, university, trade or vocational school. Benefits include access to exclusive training and webinars, networking opportunities in floodplain management, resiliency, sustainability, community planning, and the environment, potential internships, and more. Students may enroll online at by clicking on ‘Membership’ from the menu in the upper right-hand corner.

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.