General Resources:

Fulbright Scholar Program:

"How Researchers Network", a blog from Naturejobs:

Workshops for early career Geoscience Faculty:

CLIVAR (World Climate Research Programme):
CLIVAR offers membership in its Early Career Scientist (ECS) network for young scientists and students irrespective of degree status. Members will receive regular notifications of opportunities and resources from CLIVAR intended to guide the development of new researchers. Details can be found here:

The National Academies’ National Resource Council:
The National Academies' National Resource Council offers generous awards for graduate, postdoctorate, and senior researchers of up to $42,000-$80,000 a year for Ph.D. degree holders and starting from $30,000 for graduate students. These awards are recognized by a number of affiliated national laboratories and research institutions. Application details can be found at:

Harvard University Environmental Fellows Program:
The Harvard University Center for the Environment offers $60,000-per-year fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees who are interested in using Harvard University resources to address environmental issues. Fellowships span a duration of two years, and are open to applicants who have earned their doctorate between May 2010 and August 2014. For further details, visit:

Darwin School on Biogeoscience:

Summer School on Radiocarbon:

NOAA Funding Opportunities:

DISCCRS(Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research):

ASLO employment opportunities:

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Ocean Sciences jobs page:

Science and Technology Policy Opportunities:

Graduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities:

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: and

Congressional Fellowships are awarded for a one-year period to scientists and engineers to serve on the staffs of congressmen and congressional committees. Two fellows are selected and sponsored each year by the AAAS, and over thirty partner organizations also sponsor fellows. Early, mid, and senior career scientists are all considered. Fellowships are offered to any researchers holding a doctoral degree. Those selected are given the opportunity to become highly involved in the legislative and policymaking process. Fellowships with the executive branch of the U.S. government are also sponsored by several organizations.

The AAAS also places several dozen researchers at government agencies and institutes tasked with protecting environmental health and natural resources, as well as 30-40 placements with the Diplomacy, Security & Development Program, which aims to provide a scientific perspective to foreign policy, disaster preparedness, international security, and international aid.

American Geophysical Union Science Policy Conference:
The American Geophysical Union has now held two annual conferences focused on science policy during the month of June in Washington D.C. E-Posters of topics presented, as well as a summary of this year’s conference highlights, are available at

American Geophysical Union Congressional Visits Days:
The AGU also sponsors two Congressional Visits Days annually, providing funding for members to travel to the capital and meet with national legislators.

American Meteorological Society Congressional Science Fellowship:
The AMS sponsors a twelve-month program giving one member of the AMS the opportunity to work with and advise Congress on science policy issues. The fellow’s primary responsibility involves providing important and useful information to congressmen that is pertinent to national political debate. Applicants should have completed a PhD or equivalent degree. Details at:

Note: Congressional Science Fellowships are also offered by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), American Physical Society (APS), The Geological Society of America (GSA), American Geological Institute (AGI), and American Geophysical Union.

The United States Department of Energy:
The DOE offers an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Science and Technology Policy Fellowship for scientists and researchers in related fields with an interest in energy policy and technology, as well as in factors and concerns that influence the energy sector. Fellowships are offered at three different levels aimed at graduates and researchers with different areas of expertise and backgrounds of experience, ranging from holders of undergraduate degrees to Senior Fellows with more than three years of post-doctorate research or technical experience. Details here:

Jefferson Science Fellows:
Fellowships are offered to tenured science faculty or researchers of a similar level on a one-year basis. Fellows advise the U.S. Department of State on science, technology, and engineering issues, and then continue to serve as a resource for the department over the next five years following the conclusion of the program.

Details here:

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program:
The Christine Mirazayan Fellowship Program seeks talented graduate students with an interest in science and technology policy for a 12-week stay at the National Academies in Washington D.C., during which fellows will be mentored by current members of National Academies committees and taught about the role of science and technology advising in the national government.

Women in Science:

UNESCO-L'OREAL International Fellowships Programme:

Smithsonian Channel:


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