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Opportunities

Opportunities

Be sure to check our calendar for more upcoming conferences and workshops!


Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Texas Resilience 2020

Call for session proposals is OPEN! Click here to learn more. Submissions are due by Feb 7, 2020. The inaugural Texas Resilience conference is a two-day event focused on enhancing resilience across the State by strengthening and providing a platform to share experiences, tools, resources, and knowledge. The conference will be held May 20-21, 2020 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX. To see sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Oklahoma Clean Lakes & Watersheds Association Conference

Call for session proposals is OPEN! Click here to learn more. Submissions are due by March 13, 2020. Join our friends on April 8-9, 2020, in Stillwater, OK for the Oklahoma Clean Lakes & Watersheds Association Conference. For more information, click here.


Proposals & Grants

NSF: Frontier Research in Earth Sciences (FRES)

Summary: This program will support research in Earth systems from the core through the critical zone. The project may focus on all or part of the surface, continental lithospheric and deeper Earth systems over the entire range of temporal and spatial scales. FRES projects may be interdisciplinary studies that do not fit well within the EAR’s disciplinary programs or cannot be routinely managed by sharing between disciplinary programs. Innovative proposals within a single disciplinary area with outcomes of potentials broad relevance to Earth Science research are also encourages. Investigations may employ any combination of field, laboratory and computational studies with observational, theoretical or experimental approaches. Full proposal due by: February 5, 2020.

Click here for the link to this opportunity.

FY2020 Water Resources Research Act Program Grants

Summary: The Oklahoma Water Resources Center at Oklahoma State University invites proposals for the FY2020 National Competitive Grants (104g) RFP through the US Geological Survey. Proposals must be submitted no later than March 6, 2020. Please submit your proposals to Dr. Abu Mansaray (abu.mansaray@okstate.edu) and Dr. Kevin Wagner (kevin.wagner@okstate.edu).

Summary: The Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) invites proposals for the FY2020 National Competitive Grants (104g) RFP through the US Geological Survey. The deadline to submit a full proposal to grants.gov through the LWRRI is March 5, 2020 (10 workdays before the due day). Please let Dr. Frank T.-C. Tsai (ftsai@lsu.edu) know if you plan to submit a 104g proposal or you have any questions about this RFP.

For more information about submission guidelines, click here. This is a national program, so be sure to check with your state’s Water Resources Institute for local submission guidance.

BIA: Tribal Resilience Program Funding Opportunity

Summary: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Resilience Program. The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. The Program aims to support Tribal Nations that need adaptation planning support and decision-making information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. Please see the BIA Tribal Resilience Program site for more information (fillable cover pages, fillable application forms for Categories 3, 5, and 6, FAQs, helpful regional contacts, summaries of previous awards, etc.).  

Proposal Deadline:  Monday, March 2, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time / 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Climate Program Office Funding Opportunity

Summary: The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and the Climate Program Office has announced a new funding opportunity for FY2020. In FY20, approximately $13 million will be available for approximately 90 new awards pending budget appropriations. It is anticipated that most awards will be at a funding level between $50,000 and $300,000 per year with exceptions for larger awards. For more information on deadlines, how and where to submit, click on the following link below.

WaterSMART Funding Opportunity link: https://cpo.noaa.gov/Funding-Opportunities/FY-2020-Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity#NOFOGlance


Scholarships & Internships

NSF Scholarships in STEM

Internal Notice of Intent Due: February 15, 2020

Full Proposal Due: March 25, 2020

Summary: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an S-STEM eligible discipline.

Click here to learn more about this scholarship!

Climate Change Communication Internship

Summary: This internship is a partnership between the National Park Service and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication. The National Park Service (NPS) works to protect and preserve America’s cultural and natural resources, presenting the opportunity to observe changes caused by global warming. Up to ten interns (including three multimedia interns) will have the opportunity to work with 4C, the NPS, park staff, and the NPS’s Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance to develop climate change communication materials for National Capital Region Parks (greater Washington, D.C. area).

To see more details, click here. Application to apply will close on Friday, January 31, 2020.

SOARS Internship

SOARS invites students from multiple STEM disciplines — including chemistry, ecology, engineering, geography, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and the social sciences — to deepen their expertise in understanding the Earth’s Atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences. The SOARS Program is a multi-year, paid research internship aimed at increasing diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences; based at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. The Program includes cutting-edge research opportunities, a nationally recognized mentoring model, a supportive community spanning two decades, and conference and tuition funding.

For more information, click here. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

Helpful Resources

Undergraduate Scholarships — opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM.

Graduate Funding for Masters Students — funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM

Graduate Funding for PhD Students — funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH.

Resources on how to build a strong application


Job Postings

Postdoctoral Scholar

Summary: The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) is hiring a Postdoctoral Scholar in Understanding and Managing Changing Wildfire Risk to lead an effort on generating the fire science needed for resource management decisions in the ecosystems of the North Central region. Key efforts will be to i) conduct a synthesis of fire-related science that has been done across the eight regional CASCs, that can inform how we handle changing fire regimes across forests, shrublands, and grasslands of the western U.S.; ii) advance fire probability and risk modeling under current and future climate scenarios; and iii) identify key fire metrics that are relevant for species and ecosystem response and management, that will be incorporated into an open platform, the NC CASC’s Climate Scenarios Toolbox. The Postdoctoral Researcher will help lead a working group of partners and scientists whose aim is to better refine the fire information needed for key decisions at management-relevant scales.

To see more details, click here. Review of applications will start January 20th, but the position will remain open until filled.

Research Associate

Summary: The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is seeking a Research Associate to assist a Senior Scientist with projects at the intersection of three disciplines: social sciences, adult and higher education, and mesoscale severe weather. The position involves (1) assisting with two grant-funded social science research projects, and, (2) helping run their undergraduate research internship program. For more details and how to apply for this opportunity, click here.

Coastal Climate Extension Specialist

Summary: The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at The Pennsylvania State University, in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic RISA program and the Center for Coastal Resources Management at the Virginia Institute for Marine Sciences (VIMS), invites applications for a full-time Coastal Climate Extension Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay region. Click here for more information about this position and to apply.

Postdoctoral Opportunity

Summary: This is an exciting opportunity to couple cutting-edge approaches of translational ecology and knowledge coproduction with the strengths of decision science to investigate a national strategy for Department of Interior operationalization of climate change refugia conservation. The postdoctoral fellow will 1. Lead national workshops so that refugia research can be incorporated to reduce uncertainty and improve management; and 2. Lead regional workshops focused that function as case studies; and 3. Write a synthetic paper for peer-reviewed publication taking a national view of how climate change refugia can be identified and managed.

Postdoctoral Opportunity — University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA. For further details and where to apply, follow the link below: https://www.climaterefugia.org/postdoc