Request for Proposals: Center for Climate and Life Fellows

Request for Proposals: Center for Climate and Life Fellows

The Center for Climate and Life is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 request for proposals (RFP) to support three new Climate and Life Fellows to conduct innovative, impactful research relevant to our mission.

2016 Climate and Life Fellow Park Williams uses an increment borer to extract a core from a tree in the Ozark Mountains. Photo: Kevin Krajick

2016 Climate and Life Fellow Park Williams uses an increment borer to extract a core from a tree in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. Photo: Kevin Krajick

The Fellows program frees scientists to think deeply and creatively about how they can contribute knowledge for the public good. Our goal is to focus our considerable talent and resources to accelerate the knowledge we need to understand how changes in climate and life systems impact the essentials of human sustainability—food, water, and shelter—as well as sustainable energy solutions.

The aim of the program is to fund projects that have the best chance of producing critical and impactful results of interest to government, industry, finance, NGOs and other sectors of society. Research projects can address past or present phenomena, but should have some direct relevance to the mission of the Center and a clear value for society.

Members of the scientific research staff from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and NASA/GISS campuses can apply, including scientists at Lamont, IRI, CIESIN, Agriculture and Food Security Center, and the Center for Climate System Research at NASA/GISS.

For this call, we seek junior and mid-career scientists. A call for three senior-level Climate and Life Fellows will be issued in spring 2017.

Please visit the Climate and Life Fellows page to download the RFP, learn more about the program and meet our 2016 Climate and Life Fellows.

Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.