Green Foundation Scholarship

Green Foundation Postdoctoral Appointments in Geophysics

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, has openings starting in 2023 for up to two postdoctoral Green Scholars. The PhD awarded to the applicant must have a date no earlier than 4 years before the application deadline, and no later than 6 months after it, though the 4-year limit may be extended up to one year to allow for parental leaves.

The appointment cannot start until after the award of the PhD.

These positions are supported by funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences, matched with extramural funds for specific research projects. Before submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to find out if they have a suitable project. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP; individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available at

The positions are for one year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Starting salary is $70,000/yr plus benefits, along with $3000/yr of discretionary research funds.

Applications were due by October 31, 2022, and are now closed. Support letters are due by November 7, 2022 (not December 7 as was previously stated, an error).