IIASA Young Scientist Summer Program

Academic level PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Semester or less

The International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change. From June through August accepted participants work within the Institute’s Research Programs under the guidance of IIASA scientific staff.

INternational Post-doctoral Fellowships in Marine Sciences

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year

LabexMER has International Marine Science Fellowships available in France. These fellowships are targeted at international scientists who are creative and are able to carry out complete individual projects. There are many positions available (below) and the application procedure is described on the actual website. 

Positions as listed by LabexMER:

We strongly encourage young scientists to contribute to LabexMer axis on 'Evolution of marine habitats and adaptation of populations', and more precisely to the following topics:


- adaptation in marine invertebrates - contact person: Flavia Nunes (flavia.nunes@univ-brest.fr)


- phytoplankton ecology: metabarcoding (contact person: Raffaele Siano, Raffaele.Siano@ifremer.fr), ecological niches evolution (contact person: Mickael Le Gac, Mickael.Le.Gac@ifremer.fr)


- evolution of host-pathogen interactions, immunology, microbiology (contact person: Christine Paillard, paillard@univ-brest.fr)


- metagenomics - contact person: Vianney Pichereau (Vianney.Pichereau@univ-brest.fr)


- "Fish population responses to multistress" - contact person: JeanLaroche (jean.laroche@univ-brest.fr)

James Smithson Fellowship

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Policy Duration Year or less

The James Smithson Fellowship Program offers an early career opportunity for scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and policy through a Smithsonian lens.  The fellowship provided an immersion experience working with Smithsonian scholars and relevant collections; in addition the fellows develop an inside view of how policy is crafted and resource plans designed by participating in a well-planned program offering direct experience internally with Smithsonian leaders, and externally with leaders throughout the Washington, DC network.

To Apply: submit an application by January 15, 2014 using the SOLAA website (

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Academic level PhD Focus Research Duration Year or less

RFF will award the fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.

RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation Fellowship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less, More than a year

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (Foundation) sponsors graduate fellowships for Doctoral students and Postdoctoral researchers conducting applied research that will contribute to improved management and conservation of coral reef resources and habitats. For more information, see the program website.

Kleinhans Fellowship with the Rainforest Alliance

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year

The Kleinhans Fellowship supports research to better understand and improve the impacts of non-timber forest product (NTFP) harvest and marketing on rural livelihoods and tropical forest ecosystems. A successful application will outline the need for research, its potential applications and its likely impact on local communities and forest ecosystems.

Lab2Class Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Leadership & Communications Duration More than a year

The goal of Lab2Class is to ensure excellence in science and mathematics teaching in DC public and public charter middle and high schools by recruiting, training, and retaining talented science and mathematics teachers who commit to teaching in DC schools for a four-year period.

To Apply:

  Please apply using the College of Arts and Sciences online application.

by Febuyary 9th (Demeber 1st for priority review).


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year

Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory offers postdoctoral fellowships in the earth, environmental and ocean sciences. Lamont-Doherty researchers work to understand the dynamics of earth's chemical, physical and biological systems, from its inner core to upper atmosphere, as well as its interactions with humans. Successful candidates have a record of scientific excellence and a clearly expressed plan to investigate problems at the forefront of earth science. For more information, see the program website.

Lead Now Fellowship

Academic level Other Focus Leadership & Communications Duration Year or less

The Lead Now Fellowship will train, support, and inspire youth to become leaders in advancing sustainable development. We will accomplish this by giving, a diverse group of six young people (age 13-26) a suite of leadership skills; experience applying these skills in a sustainable development initiative of their choosing; and mentoring and training by SustainUS alumni and partners who are leaders in the field. Ultimately, the Fellowship will better train and inspire young leaders to carry out their own projects to serve the global community.

Liber Ero Fellowship Program

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year

The Liber Ero Fellowship Program seeks to support early-career scientists to conduct and communicate world-class research that informs conservation and management issues relevant to Canada. For instance, post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to confront emerging management challenges that are time sensitive or tackle ‘wicked’ conservation problems with novel analyses, perspectives, and novel collaborations. See the program website for more information.