New Research Opportunity for Summer 2021 at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is offering remote summer research experiences for undergraduates and educators and applications are due on Friday, April 9 at 5:00pm ET. This is also a new site this year and is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) division.

We are very excited about this opportunity and are reaching out to you to see if you can help us spread the word about it. These research experiences will introduce participants to transdisciplinary science being done at the Earth Institute. Participants will work through the scientific process to better understand the latest climate change research and how it is gathered, analyzed, and communicated for relevant stakeholders and policymakers.

All the important deadlines are below, along with the program dates. Applications are now open and all the info you’ll need can be found on this page.

We are holding an info session this Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00pm ET where students and educators interested in applying can come and ask questions about the application process and meet their potential mentors (RSVP link here). For your reference, I’ve included a list of all of the 2021 projects so it can be forwarded easily.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Applications open
  • Friday, April 9, 2021 – Applications due by 5:00pm ET; we will allow up to one additional week for letter writers to submit their letters online, letters are due by 5:00pm ET on Friday, April 16, 2021)
  • May 3-7, 2021 – Applicants will be notified about decisions
  • 2021 program dates: June 7 to August 13, 2021

The program features:

  • Research project under the supervision of a Columbia scientist;
  • Opportunities to work on impactful scientific projects with both Columbia staff and external stakeholders that bring climate science research to direct community users
  • Training in data analysis and techniques, lab safety, professional ethics, and career and networking opportunities
  • Special lectures and workshops
  • Stipend of $6000