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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.
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