Information related to fellowships, scholarships and other opportunities.

Assistantships, fellowships and grants
 CHANS-Net Fellows


Fellowships for Postdoctoral Associates:

Fellowships and opportunities for Graduate Students:

Job Opportunities:
  • The Boone and Crockett Endowed Chair in Wildlife Policy, Governance, and Leadership: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking to fill an academic year (9-month) tenure track endowed faculty position.  The individual selected for this position will represent MSU in their partnership with the Boone and Crockett Club to develop a nationally recognized program in wildlife policy (including regulatory and non-regulatory approaches), governance and conservation leadership. The selected individual will be adept at transferring science to wildlife policy development, implementation, and evaluation, with a focus on governance of wildlife resources and their habitats in the United States from a biological, social, and economic perspective. Additionally, expertise of this individual will concentrate on leadership principles and practices in managing the business of ecosystem goods, governance and service related to outdoor recreational assets. Besides working directly with the Boone and Crockett Club, the selected individual will foster relationships with state, federal, private, or tribal wildlife management organizations to attain broad-based support for programs. The Boone and Crockett Endowed Chair will join a diverse group of faculty members, post‐doctoral scholars, staff, specialists, and students who provide a vibrant, internationally recognized program of research, instruction, and outreach to achieve science-based fisheries and wildlife conservation. 

    Position Duties: Primary assignment areas will be 40% research, 20% teaching, 20% outreach, and 20% leadership/service.  

See the full job posting hereinterested individuals can contact the Search Committee Chair Shawn J. Riley, Parish Storrs Lovejoy Professor of Wildlife Management. Rileysh2@msu.edu


  • Associate or Senior Editor (Climate/Energy economics and policy), Nature Communications: 

    Nature Research is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.

    Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking a climate/energy/environmental economist or policy specialist with a strong background in either climate change/economics/environmental policy, economics, mitigation, sustainability and social science who has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet.

    The Associate/Senior Editor role at Nature Communications is ideal for researchers who love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world and for those who enjoy reading papers outside their chosen area of research.

    The responsibilities include: 

    • Handling original research papers, and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
    • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
    • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
    • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
    • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.

     This role can be located in our London, Berlin or New York offices. See full posting and apply here. 

  • NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF): The Office of Polar Programs (OPP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for early career scientists, including social scientists, to accomplish one or more of the following goals: expand their work across traditional disciplinary lines, develop new partnerships connecting the polar regions and/or non-polar research communities, and provide entry to researchers who have traditionally had limited access to polar research resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program encourages the integration of new investigators who have not previously worked in polar regions and/or innovative techniques that have not previously been applied to polar science into polar research. Full Proposal Due Feb. 7, 2022. Find further details here. 

  • USFS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology: The USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in silviculture and applied forest ecology to join a team researching strategies to improve post-fire reforestation and the sustainable management of California forests. The three-component project will leverage new and previously collected data from PSW's long-term experimental plots to provide National Forest managers with updated scientific guidance and decision support tools for Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) to aid the planning and monitoring of silvicultural treatments. The project will evaluate: 1) the benefits and trade-offs of competing vegetation control and fertilization for reforestation success under climate change; 2) the influence of tree-species diversity on mixed-conifer forest resistance and resilience to drought, bark beetles, and fire, as well as carbon sequestration and storage; and 3) the differential impacts of three experimental harvesting techniques on forest structural heterogeneity, resilience to drought and bark beetles, and the development of fuels and fire risk. Besides this main project, the Fellow will also have opportunities to participate in new field experiments and may assist in grant writing. Anticipated start date is Aug. 2, 2021, is flexible and negotiable. The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be extended upon recommendation of USFS and is contingent on the availability of funds. See here for a full posting and to applly.