Green Foundation Scholarship

Green Foundation Scholarship

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has openings starting in 2020 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is matched with extramural funds for specific research projects to support these positions. Before submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether they have a viable project. Positions are available for one year and are renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Starting salary is $60,000 plus benefitsalong with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP and individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available here.

Applications should include, along with requested personal information (including immigration status) the following items: (1) a dissertation abstract (less than 250 words; (2) a statement of research interests (1-2 pages, 12 point font, pdf format); (3) a curriculum vitae with publications list (same length and format as the statement of research interests); and (4) contact information for two recommendation letter writers. Applications should be submitted online here.

Applications are now closed (as of December 1, 2019).

The review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by the deadline. Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluation. Please address questions to

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.