NSF Research Traineeship on Climate Resilience

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Auburn University is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for their National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

on Climate Resilience in the Southeast Fall 2022 Cohort

Funded Positions Apply Now through Jan 10th, 2022

Candidates need to be accepted to the Auburn University Graduate program before participating in the NRT program.

  •         Desiring to possess the skills needed to succeed in an array of scientific careers?
  •         Currently conducting research relating to climate change or community resilience to weather hazards?
  •         Wanting to be recognized as a prestigious NSF Trainee, funded or non-funded?
  •         Interested in conducting an internship with stakeholders that need their help?
  •         Interested in producing science that can be used by stakeholders to increase communities’ resilience to climate change?
  •         Looking to engage with interdisciplinary research in a transformative graduate program?

Funded Trainees receive a $34,000 stipend  per year for up to 2 years, qualify for the Auburn graduate out-of-state tuition and instate-tuition waivers and set amount of semesterly student fees are paid. Funded Trainees must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Unfunded Trainees may receive departmental support in lieu of NSF funding. Both groups of students have the same expectations and qualify to participate in all aspects of the program.

This NRT program's goal is to train the next generation of scientists and leaders who can help build resilient communities that are prepared for, can effectively respond to, and quickly recover from damaging hazard events in the southeastern United States.  MS and PhD students will conduct research within an integrated and multidisciplinary framework with the aim to better understand, predict, and communicate the resilience of natural, social and built environmental systems. 

NRT Trainees will be required to complete coursework (15 hrs./PhD or 9 hrs./Masters), attend workshops, participate in a 5 day immersion experience, complete program evaluations, bi-monthly project meetings, public outreach events, an internship, an annual conference. NRT Trainees are considered part of the program until they complete their degree whether they are funded or not from the program, as such their participation is expected throughout their degree enrollment.

Additional details on the NRT program can be found on our website at 


  • Complete AU Graduate Coursework from home deptartment, including 
      • Ph.D. -9 hrs of core NRT courses/ 6 hrs of approved NRT electives
      • M.S. -6 hrs of core NRT courses/ 3 hrs of approved NRT electives
  • Complete Interdisciplinary Research Related to Climate Resilience 
    • research can span an array of sectors (e.g., agriculture, ecosystems, human and social systems, hydrology, etc.), disciplines (e.g., geosciences, forestry, rural sociology, crop and soil science, etc.), and utilize a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., mathematical modelling, spatial science, field collection, social science methods, ect.). 
  • PhD Trainees Must Complete a Co-Produced Research Project w/ Stakeholder Group(s) (MS optional) 
  • Participate in NRT Programmatic Activities (e.g., workshops, meetings, seminars, 5-day immersion experience, etc. We have fun together too!)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59439143
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Auburn, Alabama, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Auburn University
  • Position Title: NSF Research Traineeship on Climate Resilience
  • Industry: Environmental
  • Job Function: Research
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Internship
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $0.00 - $34,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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