Opportunities

STAFF

Program Manager

The Program Manager for ND-ECI will oversee the daily operations as well as provide leadership in the strategic direction of the unit.  To learn more and apply, visit: https://jobs.nd.edu/postings/11561

FACULTY

Annual ECI Call for Proposals:

  • Up to $80,000 available for seeding research & collaborations
  • Regular ND faculty from any department are eligible to apply
  • RFP closed - Stay tuned for future RFP details

ND-GAIN Faculty Involvement Grants:

  • Up to $100,000 for seeding climate adaptation research & collaboration
  • Competitive proposals model the social or physical consequences from climate change under differing conditions of human social adaptation
  • RFP closed - Stay tuned for future RFP details
  •  Fall 2016 Receipients: Debra Javeline & Tracy Kijewski-Correa "Coastal Homeowner Adaptation to a Changing Climate: A Study of Risk Awareness, Risk Reduction, and Resilience"

Students

ND-ECI also provides opportunities for postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduate students through fellowships, stipends, research support, and academic credit.       

ND-GAIN Postdoctoral Fellowship | Multi-disciplinary Research in Climate Adaptation:

The Global Adaptation Initiative at Notre Dame (ND-GAIN) is looking to hire two postdocs. Ideal candidates would be trained in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering while having a strong foot in the political or other human sciences. At ND-GAIN, we think that there is great opportunity to couple the human with the physical/environmental in the realm of climate adaptation. The specific intellectual focus is flexible and could range from adaptation efforts to confront climate driven infectious disease, how social adaptation influences climate driven hydrological processes, how adapting to food, energy and water stress/collapse can influence observed social/armed conflict, or any number of other topics at the intersection of human and physical adaptation questions. ND-GAIN would provide an interesting and interactive environment, embedded within the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). This postdoctoral opportunity also provides the possibility of joint mentoring by a faculty member from your primary discipline along with a political scientist. The initial position would be for one year with the possibility of a 2nd year renewal.  For more information on ND-GAIN and ND-ECI, visit gain.nd.edu and environmentalchange.nd.edu.

Applicants should send a single PDF document, including a cover letter explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to the project, along with a CV and names of three references via email to eci@nd.edu.  Please include “Application: ND-GAIN PDF” in the subject line. Application review will begin on February 15, 2018.

ND-LEEF Graduate Student Research Grants: 

  • $1,500 to support research at ND-LEEF (aquatic or terrestrial)
  • Research proposals for the 2017 field season are closed.
  • For questions about research and funding at ND-LEEF, contact Brett Peters.

REACT Program: 

The REACT (Rapid Exposure to Advanced Computational Training) Program is designed to support PhD students hoping to gain external training in computational tools and techniques.

  • Up to $1,500 to cover student tuition, registration, room and board to attend nationally-recognized workshops that provide the training in the latest computational approaches. REACT does not cover research expenses or travel costs 
  • The student's advisor/PI must be a member in good standing with either ND-ECI, the Eck Institute for Global Health, or Notre Dame’s Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility. Students should check with their advisors if they are unsure
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis and funds will be dispersed until they run out

For more information, visit the REACT website.

ND-ECI Undergraduate Fellowships: 

  • Up to $1,000 for stipend or supplies to support undergraduate environmental change research (land use, climate, biodiversity, hydrology, etc.)

  • Projects much be developed and executed under the mentorship of a Notre Dame graduate student, postdoc or faculty member from any department

  • Project ideas can be submitted throughout the academic year. Please email Brett Peters with a paragraph description of the project

University of Notre Dame undergraduates are able to participate in research with ECI faculty from a variety of different disciplines for academic credit. Undergraduates interested in participating in research with ECI affiliated faculty should contact the individual faculty member.

Additional environmental student research opportunities:

Associate Professor Nitesh Chawla works with a student