2019 Fellowship Program

Science and Resilience Institute
Jamaica Bay, NY, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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In 2019, the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay (Institute) Fellowship Program will award funds to a limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from our consortium institutions. Awards will be given for innovative research projects or program contributions that promote the resilience of Jamaica Bay and its surrounding communities.

Fellowships will address public agency and stakeholder-driven priorities in Jamaica Bay and the surrounding communities. This year’s priorities fall within two categories:

Research Development Priorities

  • Socio-ecological-economic conditions and trends: Research that aims to model, measure and monitor conditions and trends in Jamaica Bay – past, present, and future.
  • Adaptation and adaptive response: Based on projected trends for 2050, research that explores opportunities and pathways for adaptive response in management and stewardship.

See full announcement for more on the Research Priorities.

Program Priorities

  • 2019 State of the Bay Symposium: Event programming and the subsequent proceedings report.
  • Resilience Assessment Workshops: Workshop planning, facilitation, and writing summaries for decision makers using risk-based uncertainty guidelines.
  • Monitoring Natural and Nature-Based Features: Pilot data collection using protocols for monitoring natural, nature-based and engineered shorelines in four regions of the State – the Great Lakes, the Hudson River, Long Island, and New York City. For more information, please visit http://www.srijb.org/summerfellowship/2019nnbf_fellowship/.
  • R/V CUNY I Program Development: ship-based educational programs, for a variety of audiences, that explore the socio-ecological systems and resilience of Jamaica Bay.  For more information, please visit http://www.srijb.org/r-v-cuny-i/.

Applicants and their advisors should anticipate working with the Institute closely, if selected, to adjust the design of their proposed projects to maximize their usability and impact. The Institute will help Fellows and their advisors develop a strategy for engaging communities, public agency representatives, and/or other researchers working on similar issues, as necessary and needed. Additionally, all successful Fellows will be required to participate in a three-day workshop and training focused on connecting science to decision-making. Through engagement and training, Fellows will gain formative experience and knowledge around real-world urban resilience issues, thus advancing the overall goal of Fellowship Program – to foster environmental careers through experiential learning in using science to manage coastal urban watersheds and communities.


Key Dates

Deadline for Applications – April 29, 2019
Applicant Notification –  May 10, 2019
Training – Connecting Science & Decision-making – June 4-6, 2019
Submit Progress Report – September 13, 2019
Submit Final Narrative Report – May 31, 2020

(Fellowship Period June 3, 2019 – May 31, 2020)