Student Interest
SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship - Modeling the Impacts of Climate Variability on the Nutritional Value of Crops and Potential Effects on Human Health and Well-being
Applicants will propose a project that characterizes and models the complex dynamics between climate variability, nutrition, and human health. Dr. Robert Beach of the Research Triangle Institute will be their primary Collaborating Mentor. More information is online at

The deadline for this and two other Postdoc Opportunities at SESYNC has been extended to May 31. The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for three exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities scheduled to start in August 2017. Applicants should submit their CV and a detailed cover letter by May 31. A follow-up proposal will be requested of qualifying applicants, due by June 22.



2017 Graduate Student Travel Award

 The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) and the Membership Committee are pleased to announce that travel awards are available to support the attendance and participation of graduate students at the annual conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio. These awards will be given on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students in defraying costs associated with attending the RSS meeting.  Awardees will be reimbursed at the annual meeting in Columbus.

We anticipate granting awards at the minimum amount of $100 per recipient or at a maximum amount of $300; however, the amount of funds and the number of awards may fluctuate depending on the number of applications and the need described therein.


Postdoctoral Associate: The Impacts of Green Courts in India

A 12-month postdoctoral position is available for an experienced interdisciplinary scholar interested in conducting research on environmental justice in India, with a focus on development decisions affecting water resources.

The successful candidate will join an international project involving an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Canada and India, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships Program.

The goal of the project is to understand the impacts of the decisions of Green Benches of state High Courts and regional National Green Tribunals on marginalized communities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat.