Graduate Research Opportunities at the Urban Systems Lab


The Urban Systems Lab at The New School is pleased to offer up to two Graduate Research Fellowship positions and up to two Graduate Research Associate positions this year through our National Science Foundation (NSF) funded URExSRN project.   Fellowships are one-year renewable upon review to two years and may include stipend and/or tuition support. Associate positions are one-year positions and include partial stipend support.  

The NSF Graduate Fellowships and Associate positions provides stipend, tuition, and travel support for students to join the Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Related Events Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN).  The URExSRN 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, including New York City.  Given the very interdisciplinary nature of this project, students with ecology, environmental, planning, social science, design and other interests or experience would fit well in the project.  

Successful applications must be accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate program at The New School.  To apply simply forward all application materials to Urban Systems Lab Director Timon McPhearson (, who also co-leads the URExSRN project. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018.

Bart Orr