Global, Urban, and Environmental Studies (GLUE)

NSF Graduate Fellowship opportunity with the Urban Systems Lab at The New School

The Urban Systems Lab at The New School is pleased to offer up to two Graduate Research Fellowship positions and up to two Graduate Research Associate positions this year through our National Science Foundation (NSF) funded URExSRN project.  Fellowships are one-year renewable upon review to two years and may include stipend and/or tuition support. Associate positions are one-year positions and include partial stipend support.

Eligibility: Interested PhD students at The New School (open to all programs) as well as potential new students who may be applying to our PhD programs. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2017.

The NSF Graduate Fellowships and Associate positions provides stipend, tuition, and travel support for students to join the Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Related Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN).  The URExSRN is a five-year, ten-city, $12 Million funded project of the U.S. National Science Foundation to provide the fundamental science to guide urban decision-making for improving resilience to climate driven extreme events across ten U.S. and Latin cities, including New York City.  Fellows and Associates will join a team of graduate students across the over twenty collaborating institutions taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding social-ecological and infrastructural drivers of resilience and innovating solutions for cities to better prepare for projected climate driven extreme events in urban areas. Extreme events of focus include coastal flooding, drought, surface flooding, and extreme heat but students can apply from multi-disciplinary backgrounds given the very interdisciplinary nature of this project. For example, students with ecology, environmental, planning, social science, design and other interests or experience would fit well in the project.

See the  Urban Systems Lab website for more information.  Successful applications must be accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate program at The New School. To apply simply forward all application materials to Urban Systems Lab Director Timon McPhearson (timon.mcphearson@newschool), who also co-leads the URExSRN project.


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