SCRIM Summer Scholars 2014

Event Type: 
Field Training and Schools
When: 
2 June 2014
Where: 
Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links a transdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, philosophers, statisticians, engineers, and policy analysts to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible strategies for managing the risks associated with climate change?”

SCRiM invites undergraduates and beginning (first- and second-year) graduate students interested in climate change, sustainability, risk management, and/or decisionmaking under uncertainty to propose summer research projects centered on SCRiM themes. Appropriate projects might include modeling experiments using simple Earth system and/or economic models, analyses of geophysical datasets (observed or modeled), or meta-analyses based on synthesis of existing literature. Although projects will be largely self-directed, participants will be mentored and supported by SCRiM researchers as they develop and execute their research agenda.

The program runs for 9 weeks, starting 2 June 2014. Housing, travel support, and a stipend of $4500 is provided for all participants.

Students studying in the following disciplines would be well-positioned for the program:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geosciences / Geology
  • Meteorology / Atmospheric Science
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Statistics

This is a competitive opportunity with a limited number of openings. To apply, please send a single PDF file to scholars [at] scrim [dot] psu [dot] edu containing a cover letter (briefly explaining your interest in the program and what you hope to gain from the experience), a one-page research proposal, a current CV, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and contact information for two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted no later than Monday 28 April 2014 to receive full consideration. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and students from small colleges are especially encouraged to apply.