Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program: Applications due October 27


Earth Institute, Columbia University

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research Program in Sustainable Development


The Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups for its Diversity Fellowships.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Research program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire and apply the cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to engage in programs at the leading edge of sustainable development research.

Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global, sustainable development. Candidates may suggest contributing to or expanding on existing Earth Institute programs or developing new projects that integrate the breadth of expertise of the Earth Institute. Candidates are strongly encouraged to identify and contact a mentor prior to submitting an application.

While we encourage research proposals for topics from all areas of sustainable development, for this cycle, we are particularly interested in the following subjects, which are initial thematic priorities/global challenges for the Climate School: Coastal Viability; Decarbonization (particularly negative emissions and decarbonizing cities); Disaster Resilience; Food for Humanity.

In addition to the above broad themes, we also encourage applicants whose work focuses on the following: environmental and climate justice; modeling and prediction; communication, policy, legal and financial tools.

The deadline to submit an application is October 27, 2021 for 24-month appointments starting in the fall of 2022. The salary is $71,640

For more information about the program, the diversity fellowship, and to apply, visit or email Videos of past research symposia are available here.

Gabriella Cohen (she/her)
Senior Program Manager
Office of Academic and Research Programs
The Earth Institute, Columbia Climate School I 212.854.0418

Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship – Application Deadline is October 22͏ ͏ ͏ ͏


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CFFAE Scholarship News


2021 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships

Application Deadline October 22, 2021

Please circulate to potential candidates

These scholarships were created through a bequest from Dr. Karl C. Ivarson. In establishing this award, Dr. Ivarson wished to support students from his home province of Alberta in their pursuit of studies in agricultural sciences. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, areas of study, community Involvement, career Interests and letters of recommendation.

2021 Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships:

·     PhD Scholarship – 1 award of $17,000

·     Masters Scholarship – 1 award of $10,000

·     Applications Accepted September 13 to October 22, 2021

·     Application Deadline is October 22, 2021

·     Detailed Application Guidelines and Forms available at

·     Winners announced in December


·     Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

·     Candidates must be registered full-time in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline.

·     Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.

·     Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for subsequent awards.

Candidates must be from the province of Alberta by meeting at least one of the following criteria. (“From the province of Alberta” is a qualifying criterion only and is not used as a scoring element in the selection of award recipients):

·     An applicant with a permanent residence in Alberta, Canada for a minimum of 12 months prior to the application deadline.

·     A student studying agriculture or a related discipline at an Alberta university.

·     A graduate of an Alberta high school or post-secondary institution but studying at a non-Alberta institution.

·     An applicant born in Alberta.

·     Significant knowledge of and attachment to Alberta, as demonstrated through a series of short-term residences including some primary or secondary schooling in Alberta.

·     Other (explanation required).

Application Deadline is October 22, 2021


Detailed Application Guidelines and Forms available at


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Grad Student Volunteers NEEDED for Sept 24


Hi folks

We need a grad student or two who would be willing to volunteer with Iris and Pia at the check-in table for the September 24th LFS Welcome Back Event at the UBC Farm.  As the event starts at 3:00, it would be appreciated if you could show up around 2:30’ish.

If you are interested, please send a quick email to Iris at

Thank you!


Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400

I gratefully acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples –sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.