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Resources for Students and ECR

This list includes many resources for students and early career researchers (ECR) that many Jasper Ridge students, postdocs, and staff have shared with us for everyone.

The list includes:

  • Graduate School Preview Programs
  • Funded Organismal Biology MS Programs
  • Summer research opportunities
  • Funding opportunities for all career stages (national and international) - undergraduate graduate, postdoctoral, and early career
  • Organizations with links to their conferences/meetings.
  • Organizations and job boards related to the outdoors
  • Natural history book recommendations
  • Fun, relax and take a break section

Thanks Julien Ueda, Allison Stegner, Tyler McFadden, Stacy Farina, Suzanne Ou, Itati SantaMaria de Chavez y Vasquez for your contributions!

If you would like to add an additional resource please, send it to Jorge Ramos (jorge.ramos @ stanford.edu).

GRADUATE SCHOOL PREVIEW PROGRAMS

 

Michigan State University Hosted by the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Preview Program

Stanford Biology PhD Preview Program

UC Davis Evolution & Ecology Graduate School Preview Program

University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School Preview Program 

 

FUNDED ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY MS PROGRAMS

SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAMS/INTERNSHIPS

 

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) for 19 different STEM, education, ethics, and social sciences fields:

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program offers research and leadership opportunities in five institutions and programs:

Geological Society of America GeoCorps Internships: paid Geoscience internships on public lands (can include geology, paleontology, archaeology, STEM outreach, and even ecology)--positions for undergrads and recent graduates. Mostly in summer but not exclusively.

ESA SEEDS SPUR Research Fellowship:

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

Stanford Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (B-SURP) Funded Spring and Summer Research in Biology

Stanford Bio-X Funded Research

  • Stanford Bio-X supports research and educational opportunities that cross disciplines between the biological or biomedical sciences and fields of engineering, physics and computational science: https://biox.stanford.edu/research

Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SESUR)

Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE)

Stanford Conservation Program

 

FUNDING FOR ALL CAREER STAGES:

Stanford Eco Evo Graduate students have put together a list of resources of funding for students (some of the resources in this page are listed in there with more detail)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education

BOREN fellowships: Undergraduate Boren Scholars and graduate Boren Fellows.

Bullitt Foundation (must be involved in Pacific NW universsity and research)

EPA Related with National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Fellowships

Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Unndergraduate Scholarship

External Fellowships for International Students from CALTECH

Ford Foundation:

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve offers funding:

The Nature Conservancy (Postdocs):

NASA

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NOAA Climate & Global Change (C&GC) Postdoctoral Program:

NOGLSTP: Multiple fellowships and scholarships:

NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP):

OECD:

oSTEM Scholarship Program

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities, provided by Dr. Denis Wirtz, from Johns Hopkins University:

Simons Early Career Scientist:

Smith Fellows:

Stanford Bass University Undergraduate Fellows:

Stanford Funding Opportunities for Postdocs in multiple fields:

Univ of California: 2020-21 President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship awards

USGS, Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program

USDA:

 

ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIETIES AND ANNUAL CONFERENCES

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU):

Website https://www.agu.org/

AGU Bridge Program: https://www.agu.org/Learn-and-Develop/Learn/Travel-Research-Grants/AGU-Bridge-Program

Conference: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES):

Website: https://www.aises.org/

2021 National Conference https://na.eventscloud.com/website/13466/home

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS):

Website: https://www.aibs.org/

 

  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO):

Website: https://www.aslo.org/

ASLO Multicultural Program Scholarship: https://science.hamptonu.edu/mes/aslo.cfm

  • Association Society of Naturalists (ASN):

Website: https://www.amnat.org/home.html

Awards: https://www.amnat.org/awards.html

  • Botanical Society of America

Website: https://cms.botany.org/home.html

Conferences: https://botany.org/home/meetings.html

Grants: https://cms.botany.org/home/awards/travel-awards-for-students/plants-grants.html

  • British Ecological Society (BES)

Website: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/

Many funding opportunities: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/funding/

Conference: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/events/

  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

​​​​Websitehttps://www.caldiversityforum.org/

  • COPUS:

Website: http://copus.org/awards/copus-ideals/

  • Ecological Society of America (ESA):

Website: https://www.esa.org/

SEEDS Program and chapter (so many funding opportunities: research, fellowships, workshops, field trips, meeting funds, etc): https://www.esa.org/seeds/

ESA Sections (30+ funding opportunities): https://www.esa.org/sections/

ESA 2021 Annual meeting: https://www.esa.org/longbeach/

How to submit a successful abstract: https://www.esa.org/events/the-esa-weekly-water-cooler/how-to-submit-a-good-abstract-for-esa2021/

Check if your school has a chapter, here is the Stanford SEEDS chapter website: http://stanfordseeds.weebly.com/

  • Evolution Conference:

Website: https://www.evolutionmeetings.org/

  • Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES):

Website: https://mymaes.org/

Many programs: https://mymaes.org/programs/

  • Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER):

Website: https://lternet.edu/

Check each site for REUs and other internships

Attend their LTER All hands meeting (every two years)

  • Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS):

Website: https://www.manrrs.org/

National Conference: https://www.manrrs.org/nationalconference

  • North American Regional Association of the ​International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE):

Website: http://www.ialena.org/

Annual Meeting: http://www.ialena.org/annual-meeting.html

  • Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS), Jasper Ridge is a member of OBFS:

Website: https://www.obfs.org/

The Virtual Field: https://thevirtualfield.org/about/

Annual Meeting: https://www.obfs.org/annual-meeting

  • ReclaimingSTEM

West and East conferences website: https://reclaimingstem.wardofcode.com/

  • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)

Conferences and travel scholarships: https://saberbio.wildapricot.org/

  • SACNAS:

Website: https://www.sacnas.org/

National conference and scholarships: https://www.sacnas.org/what-we-do/conference/

How to submit a successful abstract: https://youtu.be/z13Y399DgSk

How to present virtually: https://youtu.be/yvOjiesx7po

Best Practices and Resources for Virtual Student Presentations: https://youtu.be/xHRGHF49A9Q

Check if your school has a chapter, here is the Stanford SACNAS chapter website: https://stanfordsacnas.org/home.html

  • Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE):

Website and awards: http://www.evolutionsociety.org/

  • Society of Conservation Biology (SCB):

Website: https://conbio.org/

2021 ICCB: https://conbio.org/mini-sites/iccb-2021/program

Funding for postdocs: https://conbio.org/mini-sites/smith-fellows

  • Society for Freshwater Scientists (SFS):

Website: https://freshwater-science.org/

  • Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB):

Website: https://www.systbio.org/

  • Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS):

Website: https://www.sws.org/

Meeting: https://www.sws.org/annual-meetings/

Student awards: https://www.sws.org/students/

SWS Multicultural Mentoring Program (SWaMMP): https://www.sws.org/swammp/

  • TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

​Graduate and postdoct positions: https://tomkat.stanford.edu/fellowships

  • Western Field Ornithologists

Website: https://westernfieldornithologists.org/ 

  • Western Society of Naturalists

Website: https://www.wsn-online.org/ 

  • Wildlife Society

Website: https://wildlife.org/

Conference: https://wildlife.org/2020-conference/

The western section of TWS: https://tws-west.org/

ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST WITH MORE RESOURCES AND JOBS:

NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS

(alphabetical order by Author (fisrt name) suggested by our Jasper Ridge affiliates)

  • Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac)
  • Andrea Wulf (The Invention of Nature)
  • Anurag Agrawal (Monarchs and Milkweed)
  • Barbara Thiers (Herbarium: The Quest to Preserve and Classify the World's Plants)
  • Beronda Montgomery (Lessons From Plants)
  • Carl Sagan (Cosmos, Billions and billions, more)
  • Carolyn Finney (Black Faces, White Spaces)
  • Dan Flores (Coyote America)
  • David Quamman--Monster of God (large predator conservation), Song of the Dodo (Biogeography), Spillover (Zoonotic diseases), The Tangled Tree (molecular phylogenetics), many others
  • Ed Yong (I Contain Multitudes)
  • Enrique Salmon (Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science)
  • EO Wilson (Diversity of Life, many more)
  • Helen Macdonald (H is for Hawk)
  • Hope Jahren (Lab Girl, The Story of More)
  • Jennifer Ackerman (many about birds)
  • John Muir (many!)
  • John Steinbeck (many!)
  • Lulu Miller (Why Fist Dont Exist)
  • Merlin Sheldrake (Entangled Life)
  • Michael R. Canfield (Field Notes on Science and Nature)
  • Michelle Nijhuis (Beloved Beasts)
  • Peter Wohlleben (Hidden life of trees, many more)
  • Rachel Carson (Silent Spring)
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass, Gathering Moss)
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States)
  • Shepard Krech (Spirits of the Air Birds and American Indians in the South)
  • Wendy Williams (The Language of Butterflies)
  • Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens, Homo Deus and more)

FUN, RELAX AND TAKE A BREAK SECTION

 

Updated April, 21 2021