Student Opportunities

Graduate Fellowships and Associate Positions

The Urban Sustainability Lab at the Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University is pleased to offer Graduate Research Fellowship positions and Graduate Research Associate positions this year through our National Science Foundation funded Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) project.

Please share widely to interested graduate students at Georgia State University (open to all programs) as well as potential new students who may be applying to our programs. Fellowships positions are available for existing and potential new PhD students and Associate positions are open to existing and potential new Masters and PhD students. Please also send out through research announcements and relevant funding announcements in the next couple weeks.

For details about stipend, tuition, travel support, and opportunities for students to join the Urban Resilience to Extreme Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) please see details on the Graduate Fellowships and Associate positions. The UREx SRN is a five-year, ten-city, $12 Million funded project of the U.S. National Science Foundation to provide the fundamental science to guide urban decision-making for improving resilience to climate driven extreme events across ten U.S. and Latin cities. Fellows and Associates will join a team of graduate students across the over twenty collaborating institutions taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding social-ecological and infrastructural drivers of resilience and innovating solutions for cities to better prepare for projected climate driven extreme events in urban areas. Extreme events of focus include coastal flooding, drought, urban flooding, and extreme heat but students can apply from multi-disciplinary backgrounds given the very interdisciplinary nature of this project.

Fellowship and Associate positions at Georgia State University will work with the Scenarios working group and collaborate closely with all other working groups (working groups are listed on the UREx SRN website under the Research tab). Students with environmental, geography, planning, policy, social science, sustainability, urban studies and other interests or experience would fit well in the project. See the UREx SRN website and the UREx Scenarios working group page for more information.

Successful applications must be currently enrolled or accepted in a graduate program by Fall 2018 at Georgia State University. For instructions on how to apply please send curriculum vitae along with your request for information to Dr. David Iwaniec (