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Opportunities

Opportunities

See below for current job postings, grant opportunities, and more!


Scholarship Opportunities

Helpful Resources

Fall deadlines for various scholarships and graduate fellowships are rapidly approaching! Check any of these out to make sure you’re up to date on all applications you may be interested in. Undergraduate Scholarships — 30+ opportunities from a variety of private and federal funders for students pursuing STEM. Graduate Funding for Masters Students — 40+ funding opportunities for Masters-level students in STEM Graduate Funding for PhD Students — 40+ funding opportunities including funding from NSF, NASA, and NIH. Also here are some nice resources on how to build a strong application.


Job Postings


Assistant Professor Opportunity

Summary: NC State University is now seeking applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in Global Change Biology. Candidates with research and demonstrated experience in research across ecology, economics, and policy are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019. For questions about this position, please contact Rebecca Irwin (reirwin@ncsu.edu) or Jordan Kern (jkern@ncsu.edu). For more information and to apply for this position click here.

Postdoctoral and Post Bachelors Research Opportunities

Summary: The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has one or more openings for a Post-Bachelor Research Associate and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on multi-disciplinary research that advances fundamental understanding of Earth-human system interactions. This position will focus on supporting research on the interactions between air pollutants with the earth system, earth and human system modeling, and interactions between Earth system changes and the human system.

Post-Bachelors RA — College Park, Maryland. For further details and where to apply, click here. Post-Doctoral RA — College Park, Maryland. For Further details and where to apply, click here.

Postdoctoral Opportunity (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA)

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

Postdoctoral Research Position (University of Alaska)

Where: Fairbanks, AK

Description: Climate change is occurring more rapidly in the Arctic than any region on earth and the impacts of this change are being felt by Indigenous peoples as well as throughout a range of societal sectors including wildfire management. Recent scholarship suggests that boundary spanning, translational ecology, and the process of knowledge co-production are effective in bridging the gap between science and decision-making and calls for building capacity by developing processes for effective evaluation and for training boundary spanning professionals. Those interested in the following topics are encouraged to apply: 1) Actions, processes, and mechanisms for use-inspired science. 2) Metrics of success in knowledge co-production. 3) Scientist and practitioner training in knowledge co-production and boundary spanning.

Application Directions:

To apply, submit CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter to Sarah.Trainor@alaska.edu with “Post-Doc Application” in the subject line.  The cover letter should include: 1) A description of the candidate’s PhD research; 2) A discussion of the candidate’s research interests and experience relevant to one or more of the numbered research areas listed above; 3) A discussion of the candidate’s research interests and experience relevant to one or more of the bulleted topical areas listed above; 4) A brief proposed plan for investigating one or more of the research areas listed above. This should include the data collection and analysis methods with which you are experienced and familiar as well as possible additional methods you have an interest in learning.


Proposals & Grants

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

NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR Travel Grants

Four Competitively Selected Travel Grant Awards selected by NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR Committee:
•  Up to $3,000 award
•  Funds for faculty to spend up to three days and two nights visiting with NASA scientists to explore research collaborations and forge a direct partnership at NASA Centers and NASA Mission Directorates
•  Faculty may include student researchers in travel
•  Research must align with NASA Strategic Plan 2018

LINK:NASA Travel Grants

Additional Information:NASA Area of Interest


Classes & Training

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Training Announcement

Summary: The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced an 8 week online course, Climate Academy ALC 3193, designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. Natural resource and conservation professionals are encouraged to enroll, this course is also suitable for individuals or group participation. The class begins on January 8, 2020 and ends in March 2020. Click here for more information!

Registration link: https://training.fws.gov/ (Search for “Climate Academy”) Registration closes on November 1, 2019.