Research Fellowship Program

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) advances actionable science relevant to today’s emerging climate-related risks by supporting research by early-career NW CASC  Fellows. The NW CASC’s Research Fellowship Program enables graduate students and postdocs from a variety of scientific backgrounds to co-produce actionable science in collaboration with regional natural resource managers and decision-makers.  Fellows receive support for research aligned with the NW CASC Science Agenda, as well as instruction in the principles and practices of co-production of decision-relevant, or actionable science.

The NW CASC Fellowship Program supports research that is:

  • Applicable to management needs that align with the NW CASC Science Agenda: aquatic resources, at-risk species & habitats, invasives & diseases, forest ecosystems, shrubland ecosystems, human dimensions of climate adaptation, working lands and waters (note: this Fellowship does not fund research related to intensive agriculture / croplands), 
  • Relevant to NW CASC stakeholders: fish, wildlife and resource managers in DOI bureaus, Northwest tribal entities, and state and natural resource management agencies
  • Focused in NW CASC geographies: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and western Montana

The NW CASC Fellowship provides training in actionable science through:

  • Monthly cohort meetings
  • Skills-building webinars
  • Winter quarter actionable science graduate seminar
  • Northwest Climate Conference
  • Annual science/practice Deep Dive workshop

NW CASC is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Research Fellowship Program!


Meet the NW CASC Fellows 

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