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    Ajit Subramaniam

    I saw this announcement for a DEI Fellow, thought I would pass this along for ASLO student members or recently graduated students to consider.


    (Closes 1 April 2022) Just heard about this cool opportunity through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency! Details:

    What: We just launched the Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students. The challenge asks student teams from colleges and universities to submit a video that demonstrates innovative approaches to identify and characterize an EJ issue(s) in a community using data and publicly available tools. Participants will have the chance to win cash prizes and other benefits. More Information here!

    Date: The challenge is open now through April 1, 2022. We have an informational webinar on Dec. 6 where folks can learn more about the challenge and ask questions.

    Ajit Subramaniam

    The Azores Symposium on Advances in Ocean Observation is inviting three (3) Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) specifically from under-represented ocean facing nations including LDC’s or SIDS, who will be competitively selected to attend this event for 4 full days with all expenses paid inclusive of travel, room and board. Candidates can be from any part of the world, but must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Attending/working in an accredited academic institution in an LDC or SIDS nation in ocean sciences or marine engineering related to the scope of the symposium in upper water-column exploration

    Eligibility (one of)

    Currently enrolled (2021-22 academic year) in a Phd program

    Postdoctoral scholar

    Early career faculty within 5 years of graduation

    Engaged in inter-disciplinary research across the ocean sciences and marine technology focused on upper water-column ocean processes and dynamics

    Candidates should:

    Provide a CV and a letter of recommendation from her/his primary advisor demonstrating research accomplishment in any of the fields above

    Provide a 1 page (only) statement of interest and how attendance at this event would help their research

    Present at least 1 poster of their research at the event

    Be articulate, energetic and be able to communicate clearly and succinctly to the distinguished scholars at the event

    Preference will be given to women and minorities and individuals with a first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal recognized in any of the above fields.

    As part of the acceptance, the ESR would need to work with the symposium organizers and help with the logistics of the event, prior, during and after the event.

    All materials should be sent (in PDF only) via email to with a subject: Application for Azores Symposium ESR

    Attendance requires all participants to be fully vaccinated (at least 2 shots) with an authorized (EU Medicines Agency or US Centers for Disease Control) vaccine. In addition, any entry requirements of the Republic of Portugal will need to be satisfied.

    Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2022

    Decision date: March 15th, 2022

    Ajit Subramaniam

    Full time Research Assistant positions available at Columbia University in New York.

    The Juhl and Subramaniam research groups at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University encourage eligible, post-baccalaureate candidates with interest in eventually going to graduate school in environmental or marine sciences to apply to the Columbia Bridge to the PhD program. The Bridge to the Ph.D. Program ( aims to enhance the participation of students from underrepresented groups in Ph.D. programs in STEM. The Bridge Program is an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and prepare for the transition into graduate school. Bridge participants are hired as full-time Columbia University research assistants (RAs) for up to two years (with competitive salary and full-benefits) to conduct research under the mentorship of faculty members. In addition to research, Bridge participants enroll in one to two courses per semester at Columbia for academic credit (at no cost to them).

    The Juhl and Subramaniam research groups focus on marine and estuarine ecology and biogeochemistry. If hired, an RA in our groups would have the opportunity to conduct lab experiments and analyses, participate in sea-going oceanographic expeditions, and learn data analysis techniques.

    Applications are currently available until February 15, 2022 and can be found here Please see the program web pages for more information. Feel free to contact Ajit Subramaniam ( or Andrew Juhl ( for more information related to the activities of their research groups.

    Leslie Townsell

    Check out this awesome opportunity!!

    Climate Justice Alliance is currently hiring for a Policy Organizing Director. Any questions about the position can be directed to

    Position Overview is linked below!

    Leslie Townsell

    (Closes March 31)
    The Funders Network (TFN), in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, has extended the deadline to apply for the Partners for Places Mini Grants to March 31, 2022!

    These grants are available to help local governments, place-based funders, and frontline community groups build relationships, align around project ideas — and ideally develop a proposal that centers racial equity in water, sustainability, and/or climate action work.

    Partners for Places Mini Grants are designed to strengthen the relationship between the three partners in order to aid in the development of a full and jointly developed Partners for Places matching grant proposal. Applicants can receive up to $10,000 in funding, which can be used to hire experts and/or to bring together local government water and/or sustainability department leaders, local funders, and frontline community groups. This grant requires the hiring of an equity expert to facilitate the integration of equity principles in the collaborative partnership processes. Frontline community members may be compensated for their participation.

    Mini Grant applications are due March 31, 2022 by 11:59 PM ET.

    Apply using the link below:

    Leslie Townsell

    (Closes March 27)
    RAY Conservation/Program Assistant, Coastal Wetlands and Coral Reefs
    Pew Charitable Trusts

    Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in conservation and clean energy, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate environmentally-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.

    This position will be an integral part of the Coastal Wetlands team at Pew and will focus on an exciting body of scientific research and policy development across three countries: Seychelles, Belize, and Costa Rica. In addition, the Fellow will help to scope out the next round of countries for our work and will assist in developing associated partnerships. Candidates should have an interest in environmental policy, environmental and climate justice, coastal habitat protection, and the application of scientific research to inform the policy process.

    This is a two-year, full-time fellowship (one year with a one year renewal) starting on or after July 15, 2022.

    Applicants must be no more than 1 year out of college and have a Bachelor’s Degree by July 2022 (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time).

    Applications must be submitted to the RAY Fellowship Program no later than March 27, 2022. Transcripts and additional writing samples are not required. If you have questions please see our FAQ page, attend an informational webinar or watch a recording, and any further questions about the application process can be submitted to the RAY Program Coordinator, Maria Johnson, via email at

    Salary: $45,000

    LOCATION: Washington, DC

    For more information please visit the website linked below:

    link to application below:

    Ajit Subramaniam

    I saw this opportunity made available via the National Seagrant Program
    Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship Program

    The Community-Engaged Internship is designed for undergraduate students from underrepresented and indigenous communities. The overarching goal of this internship program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision-makers, and citizens. The program does so by recruiting, retaining, and engaging diverse students in place-based research, extension, education and/or communication that respects and integrates local ways of knowing.


    The U.S. State Dept | ASPIRE Prize: Opportunity for Outstanding Young Scientists (Closes May 27)

    From the Call:
    The State Department, in coordination with Wiley and Elsevier, sponsor the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education (ASPIRE). This annual award recognizes young scientists (under 40) who have demonstrated a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.

    For the nomination, we are looking for a young (under 40) scientist from the United States (i.e., a U.S. citizen) to put forward as our nominee. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies, including inclusive and interdisciplinary collaborations, in subjects such as: biology, chemistry, environmental science, physics, mathematics, economics, social sciences and other relevant fields. At its core, the theme will showcase impactful research created to transform the whole of society to become more balanced and sustainable.

    Ultimately, each economy within APEC nominates one young scientist for the grand prize of $25,000 USD and the opportunity to attend the APEC Policy Partnership for Science, Technology, and Innovation (PPSTI) meeting in August to speak about their work. Even if they are not selected for the grand prize, the U.S. nominee and two U.S. runners-up will be invited to a roundtable with senior government officials and to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C. and receive cash prizes of $3000 (nominee) and $1200 (two runners-up).

    The deadline for U.S. nominees is May 27, 2022. The nomination packet for the Prize is attached and can be found on our website: Completed applications should be sent to

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