Fully funded graduate position-- climate change and resilience in RMI (University of Arizona)

From: Thompson, Diane M - (thompsod) <>
Date: Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 12:52 PM
Subject: Funded graduate position-- climate change and resilience in RMI (University of Arizona)


I am pleased to announce a fully funded graduate student position (MS or PhD) in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona (starting fall 2021).  The position includes financial support (via yearly fellowships and stipends), full tuition, and benefits over the course of the degree (typically 2 years for MS, 4 years for PhD).  Funding will also support travel to conference(s) and research in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI)


The student will contribute to an integrated education and research program about climate change and resilience in RMI. The student will leverage information stored in massive coral boulders and state-of-the-art climate models to improve our understanding of drought and salt-water inundation risk in RMI (caused by El Nino, sea level rise, westerly winds, and/or typhoons). This project will also build on existing partnerships with the Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority (MIMRA), Biosphere 2 (B2), and Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) to develop a cross-cultural K-16 education program to train the next generation of scientists and inspire global climate action and management solutions.


Marshallese and Micronesian students are especially encouraged to apply. 


Preferred qualifications: diving experience, with rescue dive certification, scientific diving experience, or willingness to obtain within 6 months of the position start date.


Please visit the lab website ( for information about our research program and the department website ( for information about the graduate program and application portal. 


Applications must be received by January 8th for fall 2021 admissionProspective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Diane Thompson for further information (