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Hixon Fellowships - Applications due March 9, 2019

Up to seven grant awards ($7,000 max each) are awarded competitively to Yale F&ES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects in cities.

In support of the project during the fall 2019 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2019. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Application Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor, who should send a one paragraph letter of support indicating willingness to guide your research including the summer field season and the fall project course. The student’s narrative should describe the project, including methods, and any hypotheses to be tested in the case of research proposals.  Applications should make it clear how the project is mainly urban, especially in cases where study sites are not entirely within cities.  Budgets can include reasonable living costs, but should not contain salaries for the PI or assistants.

Please direct proposals to by midnight March 9, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by March 26, 2019.  Please contact Colleen Murphy-Dunning (203-432-6570) with any questions.

Green Infrastructure Research Internships - Accepting Applications Now

Two research internships investigating the effectiveness of green infrastructure are available immediately and would possibly extend through fall 2018. The project involves scientific study of how curbstrip bioswales reduce storm flows and contaminant loads. The study site is New Haven. Work includes collection of data in the field, chemical analysis of water samples, and synthesis of data. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in similar research, but training in field, lab, and data skills will be provided. Students will work full-time during the summer and up to 10 hours weekly during the spring and fall semester.

For further information contact Professor Gaboury Benoit at

Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability Science Fellowship - Applications due April 30, 2018 

The LA Urban Center’s science fellowship provides research and science-delivery opportunities for graduate students from a diversity of academic disciplines and sociodemographic backgrounds. Selected Fellows conduct projects that contribute to the core mission and vision of the LA Urban Center. Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 and are required to develop and deliver a presentation summarizing findings to date at the spring 2019 Fellows Seminar. As a final product, fellows submit a brief technical report as well as a product for a more general audience, showcasing main findings. These materials may be displayed in the LA Urban Center office, or during seminars or outreach events hosted by the Center. In this call for proposals, we are seeking to fill two fellowship slots, addressing key priority areas. One aims to capture research that evaluates, synthesizes and adds to existing work on urban waters and urban forestry programs in Southern California. The other asks applicants to propose a research topic that aligns well with the LAUC’s research area priorities.

Learn more about the LA Urban Center and how to apply for this fellowship.

Climate Resiliency or Green Stormwater Infrastructure Internship at Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank - Applications due April 28, 2018 


This is a paid, full-time internship with the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. Learn more.

Other Opportunities (non-Yale)