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Opportunities

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


Funding Opportunities & Scholarships

Climate Communication Research Fellowship

Summary: Posted March 30, 2021. Deadline is April 30, 2021. Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. The US award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new research approaches for climate change communication. Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


Funding Opportunity: Call for Proposals for Bureau of Indian Affairs

Summary: Posted February 18, 2021. Deadline is April 23, 2021 at 9PM EDT. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Climate 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 are working toward climate adaptation planning and need information for management decisions that affect tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.
There are 9 total award categories, which include:
Climate Adaptation (3)
Ocean & Coastal Management Planning (2)
Capacity Building (1)
Relocation, Managed Retreat or Protect-in-Place Planning (1)
Internships & Youth Engagement (2)


STEM Scholarship & Fellowships

Summary: Posted September 30, 2020. Although it may seem early, fellowship deadlines are right around the corner – with many deadlines in October and early November for funding for the 2021/2022 academic year. check out the links to a database of STEM funding opportunities.

Job Postings & Fellowships

Internships with EPRI

Summary: Posted April 13, 2021. Deadline: No later than April 30, 2021. EPRI is hiring three student positions related to Climate Resilience, Climate Economics, and Decarbonization analysis to join the Energy Systems and Climate Analysis research team (in a virtual setting or potential for post-covid EPRI office locations including Palo Alto, DC, Charlotte or Knoxville).

These paid internships positions offer the opportunity for immediate experience and impact, contributing to analysis and communication related to decarbonization pathways, economic damages, and climate impacts on the electricity and energy system, with implications for adaptation planning, risk management, and resilience strategies. More information is included in each of the postings below. Applications will be reviewed as they are received during the month of April 2021, with a flexible start date and work schedule to be jointly determined.


Postdoctoral or Senior Scientist

Summary: Posted March 31, 2021. Deadline: May 1, 2021. The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University in cooperation with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) seeks a postdoctoral or more senior scientist to identify oceanic areas subject to extremes in individual and multiple biogeochemical stressors (e.g. ocean acidification, temperature, ocean deoxygenation), and evaluate against site-specific observations to help inform requirements for future instrument deployment, as well as the development of sustainable management strategies.


Green Youth Foundation: Science Communication Internship

Summary: Posted March 31, 2021. (Virtual position) Use science communication to help tell the stories of the trailblazing women that continue to shape NPS conservation in order to give a voice to underrepresented groups, celebrate the diversity of women, and redefine what a scientist looks like. The visual content you will create will showcase how their work protects the environment and how their successes are taking down barriers for other women. Opportunity includes graphic design, video editing, science writing, interviewing, website development, and opportunities to connect with scientists and communicators in the NPS. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Summary: Posted March 30, 2021. Deadline: Hire by May. Imaging spectroscopy and plant functional traits
with the NASA Goddard Space Flight center. The overarching objective of this project is to evaluate state-of-the-art approaches and explore new techniques for estimating traits from spectra across vegetation types and measurement
conditions.


Postdoctoral Research Position for USGS

Summary: Posted March 8, 2021. The post-doctoral researcher will work primarily with researchers at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and the US Geological Survey in Flagstaff, Arizona, but also interact with various experts working in the region for state, federal, academic and tribal organizations. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and experience in either population modelling, structured decision making or related fields. Experience working in interdisciplinary teams, on water issues, or specifically in the Colorado River Basin is preferable, but is not a requirement for the position. Interested applicants: send CV and cover letter to cyackulic@usgs.gov.


Teaching Position at Indian University of North America

Summary: Posted March 8, 2021. The Indian University of North America of Crazy Horse Memorial and South Dakota State University are currently seeking qualified applicants for an Adjunct Instructor in Natural Resource Management. The Adjunct Instructor teaches two undergraduate courses during the fall semester program in Leadership and Sustainability. The program is titled Wizipan and its focus is in both American Indian Studies and Environmental Science perspectives.

Please send CV and cover letter, and unofficial college transcripts to joshua.rudnik@crazyhorse.org or mail documents to:The Indian University of North AmericaAttn: Joshua Rudnik/Director12151 Avenue of the ChiefsCrazy Horse, SD 57730-8900


Postdoctoral Research Scholar-Applied Ecology

Summary: Posted March 2, 2021. North Carolina State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in data science to assist with efforts to develop a prototype early warning system for Prescribed Fire Managers (PFMs). The primary research objective of the successful candidate is to characterize short, medium, and long-term climatological-risk for PFMs in the Southeast US, and to build a framework that allows for optimal decision making under uncertainty.


Senior Associate Facilitator

Summary: Posted February 19, 2021. CBI is seeking a talented, experienced, and entrepreneurial Senior Associate Facilitator / Mediator in California with substantial experience in work related to multi-stakeholder problem-solving, multi-party negotiations, public policy mediation, and large group process design and facilitation. Prior employers might include collaborative service firms in mediation, facilitation, and public engagement or experience in related fields, such as land use and environmental planning and management, water resources planning and collaboration, public policy development and analysis, or citizen engagement and participation.


Assistant Professor

Summary: Posted February 4, 2021. Review of Applications will begin March 15, 2021. The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in ecological modeling.

Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

Native Youth Community Adaptation Leadership Conference (NYCALC)

Summary: Posted March 2, 2021. Happening virtually July 5 – 29, 2021 with the deadline to apply April 12, 2021. NYCALC is seeking groups of applicants with 1 adult community mentor and 3 to 5 rising high school seniors from any federally recognized tribe, in the US and eastern time zone territories, from the same communities. All applicants must have reliable internet. Resources may be awarded to selected applicants on a per student basis to accommodate community-based projects. 


Shifting Seasons Summit 

Summary: Posted February 2, 2021. Happening April 19-21, 2021. This summit includes relevant tribal climate change initiatives developed outside of the northeast by capacity-building organizations, academic institutions and tribes who have approved climate adaptation plans. 


18th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop

Summary: Posted January 21, 2021. Taking place virtually April 20-22, 2021. The integrated theme and session/focus areas will remain the same and the agenda will remain as similar as possible to this previous years, with updates as needed. Registration now open!