NSF Funded or Non-NSF-Funded Trainee on Climate Resilience in the Southeastern United States

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama (US)
Funded Trainees receive $34K/yr for up to 2 yrs but Funded Trainees Must be US Citizens or Perm Res
Oct 15, 2020
Nov 14, 2020
AU NRT Trainee
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Auburn University is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for their NSF-Funded Research Traineeship (NRT) Program on Climate Resilience. This NRT program is open to approved Auburn graduate students for the fall 2021 semester.

We are now accepting applications through Jan 4th, 2021 

  • Desiring to possess the skills needed to succeed in an array of scientific careers?
  • Currently conducting research relating to climate change resilience?
  • 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?

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 (up to 18hrs), attend workshops, participate in a 5 day immersion experience, complete program evaluations, bi-monthly project meetings, public outreach events, an internship, an annual conference, etc. 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.

Funded Trainees receive a $34,000 stipend annually for up to two years, qualify for the Auburn graduate out-of-state tuition fellowship and instate-tuition and Auburn fees are paid during the time they are a paid Trainee. Funded Trainees must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Unfunded Trainees do not receive financial support, but are considered Trainees by the NSF. Both groups of students have the same expectations and qualify to participate in all aspects of the program. All trainees are also eligible for departmental support from their home program in lieu of NRT funding.

Additional details on the NRT program can be found on our website at  http://www.auburn.edu/cosam/climate_resilience/index.htm 

Have any questions? Want to hear from current trainees?

Join us on Nov 13th at 3:30pm CDT for a Virtual Recruitment Meeting on Zoom https://auburn.zoom.us/j/113573883