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Urban Resilience SRN Opportunities

Educational and Employment Opportunities

The UREx SRN is hiring staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduate students across the network. Watch this space for opportunities.

Summer Grad Grants 2020

Graduate Grants for Research in Urban Resilience Program under the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). This program offers a great opportunity for graduate students to add new value or enhance existing research already being conducted in UREx and also provides an opportunity for cross-city collaborative research within the partner institution cities of the SRN. The Project Selection Committee is most interested in proposals anticipated to contribute to existing UREx research, but proposals in other areas will also be considered.

For complete information, please visit the Grad Grants UREx – RFP page. Funding is available for 5 projects of up to 12 months in duration.

The submission deadline is the end of the day May 15, 2020.

Contact Emily Key with questions. Please submit applications to Emily.Key@asu.edu.

NATURA: Nature-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene

We are pleased to announce a new project extending the work of the UREx SRN. The Accel-Net project, NATure-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene (NATURA), offers opportunities for UREx members to participate in global working groups and learning exchanges.

NATURA is a network of 26 networks in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and Latin America working toward collaborative, global solutions that are based on nature-preserving protective ecosystems, incorporating ecological elements or even mimicking nature in built infrastructure. These solutions offer flexibility in the face of changing conditions and provide multiple benefits to society, often at relatively low cost.

Through all-hands meetings, thematic working groups, regional nodes, monthly webinars, learning exchanges, and synthesis writing workshops, NATURA will accomplish the goals of synthesis and data sharing, network coordination, and multimodal mentorship. Learning exchanges are a feature of the network of networks focused on early-career researchers and practitioners. NATURA learning exchanges include five-week visits for faculty, postdocs, or practitioners and 15-week visits for graduate students from U.S. institutions to network partners around the globe. Through collaborative, transnational multi-modal mentoring with partners, international students will be invited to participate in these exchanges, hosted by US networks.

To get involved, sign up for the upcoming newsletter and contact natura.net21@gmail.com with your questions.