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Submit proposals for Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center research fellowship

The Department of Interior (DOI) Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center invites proposals for its 2020-21 research fellowship program from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) Fellowship supports climate adaptation research for Northwest natural and cultural resource management, and provides training in co-producing decision-relevant science.

Proposals are due March 16. For more details, visit the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center funding webpage.

The NW CASC recognizes the value of diversity to promote more inclusive and equitable climate adaptation practices. For this reason, the center encourages students and postdocs from diverse backgrounds to apply.

This fellowships supports research that is applicable to management needs that align with the NW CASC science agenda, including:

  • aquatic resources
  • at-risk species and habitats
  • invasives and diseases
  • forest and/or shrubland ecosystems
  • working lands and waters (note: this fellowship does not fund research related to intensive agriculture/ croplands)
  • human dimensions of climate adaptation

Criteria and Applications Process

To be eligible, the graduate student or postdoctoral scholar must be currently enrolled (in good standing), employed or accepted to be enrolled or employed by fall term 2020.

Funding can be used to initiate a new research project; to support, extend or complete an ongoing research project; or to extend ongoing research to support management decisions. Priority will be given to projects that leverage other efforts and resources.

The funding period for the NW CASC 2020-21 fellowship cohort is from the beginning of fall term 2020 through July 31, 2021, with the potential for extension to the end of summer term 2021.

The NW CASC will host a webinar at 2 p.m. (PT) Feb. 12 on how to apply for the NW CASC 2020-21 Research Fellowship Program. Register for the webinar here. This webinar also will be recorded and posted on the NW CASC website.