SCRiM Summer Scholars 2015

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links a transdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, philosophers, statisticians, engineers, and policy analysts to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible strategies for managing the risks associated with climate change?”

SCRiM Summer Scholars runs for 9 weeks, starting 1 June 2015. Students interested in climate change, sustainability, risk management, and/or decisionmaking under uncertainty propose research projects centered on SCRiM themes. Although projects will be largely self-directed, participants will be mentored by SCRiM researchers. Examples of research undertaken by our 2014 Scholars can be found here. Appropriate projects might include:

  • modeling experiments using simple Earth system and/or economic models
  • analyses of geophysical datasets (observed of modeled)
  • meta-analyses based on synthesis of existing literature

Housing, travel support, and a stipend of $4500 is provided for all participants.

Applicants should be undergraduate students or recent college graduates with some background in a SCRiM-relevant discipline, such as:

Agricultural Science · Applied Mathematics · Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Science · Economics · Environmental Science · Geography · Geosciences / Geology
Meteorology / Atmospheric Science · Oceanography · Operations Research
Philosophy · Physics · Statistics

Women, members of under-represented groups, and students from small colleges are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply HERE by 1 March 2015.