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Opportunities

Opportunities

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


Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Cross-Boundary Landscape Restoration Workshop

Where: Albuquerque, NM

Registration: Click HERE.

When: March 2-4, 2020

Information on workshop.

THEME: Collaborative Landscape Restoration – Needs and strategies to get to shared stewardship and cross-boundary forest and fire restoration.  OBJECTIVES: Share successes and lessons-learned on cross-boundary, collaborative efforts to restore fire-adapted forest landscapes. Develop recommendations and strategies for emerging collaborative landscape-scale restoration projects.


Texas Resilience 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.


Native Youth Community Adaptation Leadership & Congress

Summary: Taking place June 27-July 2, 2020 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Native American, Alaskan Native and Pacific Islander Hgih School Students can participate. As future leaders, students will develop conservation knowledge and skills to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their communities. Click here for further information.


Proposals & Grants

Research Opportunity

Summary: The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) announces its Spring 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for collaborative team-based research projects that synthesize existing data, methods, theories, and tools to address a pressing socio-environmental problem. The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2020. Learn more about this opportunity here.


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

Summary: Full Proposal Due March 25, 2020. 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!


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

Science Coordinator

Summary: Application closes March 3, 2020. Location: Sacramento, CA. The emphasis of this position will be on the management, conservation and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic organisms and ecosystems. The primary duties of the position are to coordinate program management and general staff involvement from multiple Service offices, coordinate science-based prioritization and evaluation of Program activities, work with various partners from other Federal, State, local and non-profit entities with vested and diverse interests in the successful implementation of the Program, serve as the Service’s lead science and/or management representative within CVPIA, SJRRP or AIS and assist Regional FAC Senior Leadership in successfully managing staff and Program resources within the Service’s CVPIA, SJRRP and AIS organizational structures. Learn more about the Science Integrated team here.


North Central CASC Program Manager

Summary: Lead all aspects of the university operations of the NC CASC in the context of overall strategic science goals, tracking tasks and related budget spending, in coordination with the University Director. Coordinate science and monitor progress compared to expected achievements and identify issues, solutions, and potential partnerships for work implementation. Manage reporting and budgeting efforts, including preparing and finalizing annual reports and in-person reviews. Assist NC CASC leadership and researchers with tactical planning and program development, scientific synthesis and identification of collaborative opportunities, and development of projects and proposals. Manage and report on key consortium partner efforts, outputs, and impacts. Review of application starting on March 8, 2020. Apply and learn more here.


Student Trainee (Pathways)

Summary: This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Summer work locations and duties vary and are designed to provide hands on experience and training. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2020.

Apply or learn more here.


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.


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