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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 Research Experience for Undereducated (REU)

The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) is pleased to announce two opportunities for undergraduate students to participate this summer in interdisciplinary research associated with urban infrastructure resilience and community vulnerability in the face of extreme weather-related events. UREx SRN aims to generate knowledge and promote actions that will ensure urban resilience.

UREx SRN is interested in students who are considering graduate school and careers in related scientific research and outcomes. The REU opportunity will provide selected students hands-on experience in data research, analysis, stakeholder engagement and active collaboration with the UREx SRN team.

Compensation: Each REU student will receive a competitive funding package up to US $4,500 for research stipends, supplies, and travel (if applicable).

Summer REU dates June 17 – August 12, 2020. Please note that dates may change slightly.

Application deadline: Friday, March 20th @ 5:00 PM AZ-MST

Opportunity 1: Phoenix, AZ
A cross-city comparison of strategies for better urban futures
Opportunity 2: Phoenix, AZ
Thirsty: Access to drinking fountains and tap water in metropolitan Phoenix

RULA IRES Opportunity

The Resilient Urban Latin America (RULA) International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project offers one undergraduate and three graduate students the opportunity to conduct eight to ten weeks of onsite research in a Latin American or Caribbean urban community facing climate extremes. For a full description, see here.

IRES student applications will be posted when the project dates become available. Check back for details.

Información del proyecto IRES en Español

Graduate Associateship Opportunities

We announce opportunities for Graduate Associates to work with an exciting multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research project—Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN)—focused on generating the knowledge and promoting actions that will ensure resilience of cities in the face of extreme events. The UREx graduate program will be distributed among ten institutions with degree programs in ecology, social science, engineering, physical science, and sustainability. The cities in this network include Baltimore MD, Hermosillo (Sonora, Mexico), Miami FL, New York NY, Phoenix AZ, Portland OR, San Juan PR, Syracuse NY, and Valdivia (Chile).

Graduate associates will have access to the opportunities as described above, but will not receive academic year stipends. They will be eligible to apply for UREx summer funding, small UREx research grants for graduate students, international experiences, and travel to UREx meetings. Associates will participate in the ongoing Urban Resilience Reading Group with their peers.

To apply: Students apply individually to work with mentors for graduate programs and institutions in which they are interested (see Table below). Students are encouraged to contact prospective mentors included in this Table as soon as possible.

Institution Mentor(s) Programs(s)
Arizona State University Nancy Grimm
Arizona State University + Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora with Vivoni or Grimm – Hermosillo, Mexico ASU programs as above
Clark University
City University of New York – Hunter College
Florida International University
Georgia State University
North Carolina State University
Pennsylvania State University
Portland State University
Syracuse University
The New School
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras