Funding opportunities

  • PhD Graduate Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management at UC Merced - Prof. Jenkins is seeking a PhD student who is eager to work in an interdisciplinary setting on research related to climate change planning and recreational visitor use management in parks and public lands of the Sierra Nevada.

  • UC Natural Reserve System Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program - The Natural Reserve System provides grants to support graduate students at all UC campuses except UCSF for their independent and field science studies at NRS reserves. These grants not only encourage students to conduct research, but also provide experience in applying for grants, meeting deadlines, and managing a budget. Awardees are expected to produce a paper or report, or present their findings in a suitable forum.

  • Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative - 2017 George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change - Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for a paid summer internship to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Internship projects, eligibility information, and application instructions can be found at