Monday, September 7, 2009

Sustainability Science Fellowship Program at Harvard University

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development offers doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in Sustainability Science. The fellowships are tenable at the Center for International Development during Harvard’s academic year beginning in September 2010. Fellowships are available for 10 months (September 2010-May 2011), 12 months (September 2010-August 2011), the fall semester (September-December 2010), the spring semester (February-May 2011), or for two academic years (post-doctoral fellows only) (September 2010-August 2012).

What are the goals of the Sustainability Science Program?
Who can apply for a Sustainability Science Fellowship?
With whom do fellows work?
What are the responsibilities of Sustainability Science Fellows?
What support is provided by the Sustainability Science Fellowship?
What is the full application procedure due by December 1, 2009?
What criteria are fellowship applications evaluated on?
How do I receive updates about the fellowship opportunities with the Sustainability Science Program?
What related fellowships are available at Harvard?

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Graduate Research Position, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

Graduate Research Position

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

A graduate research assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) is available for a student to conduct research on coastal marsh responses to climate change and rising sea levels. The project will involve fieldwork and greenhouse experimentation examining interactive effects of elevated CO2, sedimentation and flooding on vegetation responses and elevation change.

This project is being conducted as part of a larger research program investigating the persistence of coastal marshes to global climate change and is funded by the USGS Climate Change Program. The student will work with researchers at the University of Alabama and the USGS National Wetlands Research Center. The successful applicant will be able to propose additional research to meet his or her specific interests, provided it fits within the broader goals of the program.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in wetlands, ecosystem ecology, or climate change. Preference will be given to those with experience conducting field or greenhouse research. In addition to stipend and health benefits, this position includes funds for fieldwork, sample processing, and some travel.

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Research Associate, Stanford University

Experimental High Energy Physics

The Department of Physics at Stanford University is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research associate position to participate in two long baseline neutrino experiments: MINOS and NOvA, utilizing one neutrino beam from Fermilab and two separate detectors in northern Minnesota.

The MINOS experiment is designed to study neutrino oscillations in the “atmospheric” delmsq region, through numu disappearance, numu to nue transition and depletion of NC events. The Far Detector is a multi-kiloton magnetic iron/scintillator spectrometer in the Soudan mine in Minnesota, some 735 km away. The first results on numu disappearance and search for sterile neutrinos, based on the initial data sets, have been published already and the first results on nue appearance have been presented at the recent conferences. The current emphasis in the analysis
efforts is to refine all of these measurements with a much larger data sample based on 7E20 protons on target. In addition, starting this fall, we shall commence a dedicated run with muon antineutrinos.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2009

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