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Director, Research Department, Global Footprint Network (Oakland, CA)

As a director, this position works closely with Global Footprint Network’s President, CEO and the other department directors to drive the success of the organization. S/he is also responsible for the effective performance and contribution of the Research Department. S/he directly reports to the President. For more information, click here.

Short-term Consultancies, World Agroforestry Center (Multiple locations)

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution, which generates science- based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. Main purpose of the positions are to establish the definitive database on the impact of field-level agricultural practices on food production, adaptive capacity, and climate change mitigation (i.e., climate-smart agriculture). The Consultant team containing approximately six members will work together to find, compile and analyze research on climate-smart agriculture. This will require literature search, evaluation, and data extraction and will yield both a terrain map of the available information and a database of evidence. Submit a cover letter that describes your experience and career goals, CV or resume and contact details for three referees to Todd Rosenstock, t.rosenstock@cgiar.org. For more information, click here.

Graduate Research Assistantship, Tufts University (Medford, MA)

Impact of Construction Activities on Air Quality in Boston Neighborhoods

Funding is available for a graduate student to work with a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a community partner, Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) in Boston. The project involves monitoring air quality before and during construction activities in Roxbury to measure the impacts on air quality in downwind neighborhoods. Send inquiries to Professor John Durant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155; email: john.durant@tufts.edu

2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2014
The Environmental Science Institute of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Project areas are interdisciplinary will be in one of four major themes: impacts on ecosystems, impacts on watersheds and the land surface, campus sustainability, and reconstructing past global change.

Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house. Program information can be found here

 

WSSS Research Fellowship

DEADLINE: Monday, Feb. 17, 11:59AM
 The Tufts Institute for the Environment (TIE) is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2014 Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Research Fellowship is now open. WSSS Fellowships are given to top students enrolled in Tufts’ WSSS program, and are meant to support interdisciplinary research with a core area of focus in the WSSS program. The Fellowship provides up to $4,000 for research purposes, access to academic and career support, and support to advance student research in professional publications and conferences. 

     Please see the WSSS Request for Proposals, which describes the Fellowship program and its requirements. Submit your proposal before the deadline to Theresa Silver at theresa.silver@tufts.edu. If you have any questions about the program or the application process please do not hesitate to contact any of the TIE staff.

EPA P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Competition

Got an idea for making society more sustainable? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications from higher education students and faculty proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. Winners of the first phase of the competition will receive a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. Designs will then compete at the National Sustainable Design Expo in April 2013 for the P3 Award and a $75,000 grant for real world application. Applications will be accepted through Dec. 17, 2013. Learn more/apply.

Graduate Research Assistantship, Plymouth State University (NH)

Priority deadline: January 15, 2014

Plymouth State University (PSU), Plymouth, NH, is inviting applications for its MS program in Environmental Science and Policy (ESP). The MS in ESP is coordinated by PSU’s Department of ESP, College of Graduate Studies (COGS), and the Center for the Environment (CFE). Students will have opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and scientists from other academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations such as the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains National Forest, and NH Department of Environmental Services.Students accepted to PSU’s MS in ESP may be eligible for graduate research assistantships (GRA).

Learn more.

Research Associate, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

The Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University is currently looking for a full-time Research Associate to join the research team of a project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation, titled “Transforming Urban Transport – The Role of Political Leadership (TUT-RPL)”.   The candidate will work under the supervision of project director Diane Davis, Professor of Urbanism and Development at the GSD, and in collaboration with an international advisory board chaired by Professor Alan Altshuler (Harvard) that also includes David Banister (Oxford) Robert Cervero (Berkeley), Ralph Gakenheimer (MIT), Barbara Kellerman (Harvard), Patrick Le Gales (Sciences Po), and Jay Walder (Hong Kong). Learn more/apply.

Consultant, WWF (Various locations)

Deadline: Nov 29, 2013

WWF-UK are recruiting a consultant for a research study: Improving our understanding of illegal logging: A study into timber trade flows, actors and impacts of illegal logging. The purpose of the study to describe and analyze for each of the five project countries (Colombia, Ghana, Central African Republic, Malaysia and Indonesia) and for all of them together: Timber trade flows: The impacts of illegal logging. Stakeholders and actors in the illegal logging and timber trade and how they can be motivated to support actions to decrease illegal logging and timber trade.Visit the WWF website.

2014 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program

The Request for Applications for the 2014 Tufts CTSI Pilot Studies Program has just launched, seeking applications for new, significant, interdisciplinary translational research. Full-time Tufts faculty members (Assistant Professor or above) are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators for Catalyst and Methods Development grants (up to $30,000 each) or Multi-site Catalyst grants (up to $30,000 per site). Selected projects will be funded for one year, beginning July 1, 2014.
The RFA is online here.
Letters of Intent are due December 2nd, and should be submitted here.