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Open Postdoctoral Fellowships:


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in Nature and Human Health
    Application deadline: February 15, 2020

    The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks an exceptional researcher for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health, to explore the connections between global environmental change and human health outcomes. We specifically seek candidates focused on the mental health impacts from exposure to nature, but other topics regarding nature-health links will be considered.

    The postdoc will be based at the Gund Institute and will join a growing cohort of Gund Postdocs. The Gund Institute is a campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where more than 180 scholars and leaders collaborate to understand the interactions among ecological, social, and economic systems. In this setting, postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines, advances our research themes, and connects to real-world issues in environment and sustainability.

    This particular postdoc will have the opportunity to connect with UVM’s Complex Systems Center, which employs data science to understand mental health issues, including those related to nature exposure. (See a recent example of this work.) Like all Gund postdocs, this position must be supervised by at least one Gund Fellow, and co-advisors from different UVM departments are encouraged.

    This two-year position has an annual salary of $49,000 plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. Professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training, are also available.

    Interested candidates can find full information and apply at the Gund Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships website. Application deadline is February 15, 2020. Be sure to indicate in your cover letter your interest in this particular Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health.

    The Gund Institute strives to build an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community



Open PhD Fellowships:


  • MassMutual Center of Excelence Graduate Fellowship in Complex Systems and Data Science


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    The MassMutual Center of Excellence in Complex Systems and Data Science Graduate Fellowship at University of Vermont offers annual graduate fellowships to students enrolled in the UVM Complex Systems Center's MS and PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science. These fellowships offer a unique experience for students to tackle real world health and wellness problems that matter most for science, industry, and society.

    Come to beautiful Burlington, Vermont and work in a highly-collaborative, fun, and dynamic research environment. The Vermont Complex Systems Center is a postdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and students working at the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds.

    This graduate fellowship will be funded by our groundbreaking data science partnership with MassMutual. The MassMutual Center of Excellence for Complex Systems and Data Science will initiate research projects and programs aimed at better understanding human wellness through data analytics, as well as programming to cultivate a strong pipeline of data science talent. This fellowship provides an opportunity to work alongside leading academic researchers and industry partners.

    The initial research projects that will be conducted at the MassMutual Center of Excellence include study in the following areas:

    Longevity and wellness, including the link between physical and financial health and environmental impacts on wellness.
    Algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency, which will encompass alternative underwriting data, methods for controlling bias and data ethics.
    Measurement methodologies for large scale social systems, covering such topics as macroeconomic events, mortality risk and social cohesion, among others.

    We will be accepting applications for the 2019 MassMutual Graduate Fellows cohort until February 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 Admission, and October 15, 2019 for Spring Admission.

    Eligibility Requirements

    -For PhD Fellowship: a completed Master's Degree
    -For Master's Fellowship: a completed Bachelor's Degree
    -Knowledge of data science and computational tools
    -Ability to work independently
    -Intellectual curiosity and interest in working in a highly-collaborative complex systems science environment

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. Applicants are welcome from any region, there are no associated citizenship requirements.

    For additional information please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu



  • CA Technologies Doctoral Fellowships in Complex Systems & Data Science


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    We're are very excited to announce our new support for Doctoral Fellowships in Complex Systems & Data Science from CA Technologies. CA Technologies, a global software firm, has made a gift of $300,000 to the University of Vermont to establish and fund doctoral fellowships in complex systems and data science. The fellowships will provide a competitive tuition and stipend package for up to two Ph.D. students per year for a minimum of three years. Preference will be given to women and candidates that are underrepresented in STEM. The UVM PhD in Complex Systems & Data Science is now accepting applications. CA Technology Fellows will be chosen from the PhD in Complex Systems & Data Science applicants.

    Come to beautiful Burlington Vermont and work in a highly-collaborative, fun, and dynamic research environment. The Vermont Complex Systems Center is a postdisciplinary team of faculty, researchers, and students working at the University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on real-world, data-rich, and meaningful complex systems problems of all kinds. This doctoral fellowships provides a unique opportunity to work alongside leading academic researchers and industry


    Potential Project areas for PhD Fellowship:

    * Ethical and Explainable AI
    * Algorithmic Fairness
    * Analysis on diversity in the tech industry

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 CA Technologies Doctoral Fellowships in Complex Systems & Data Science. Expected start date is Spring/Fall 2019.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    * A Master's Degree
    * Knowledge of data science and computational tools
    * Ability to work independently
    * Intellectual curiosity and interest in working in a highly-collaborative complex systems science environment

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law. Applicants are welcome from any region, there are no associated citizenship requirements.

    For additional information please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu

  • The Quantitative and Evolutionary STEM Training (QuEST) Program

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    QuEST provides doctoral students with the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to solve environmental and global health problems in an ever-changing workforce and research environment. The UVM NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is an innovative and evidence-based model for transforming STEM graduate education training. Emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic and pesticide resistance, reduced crop yields caused by climate extremes and shifts, and loss of biodiversity affect environmental and global health and food security. In each case, identification of successful solutions to these global challenges requires a fundamental knowledge of evolutionary principles. QuEST trains these problem-solvers.

    You can find some of our faculty on the leadership team and participating faculty of the QuEST program, along with more info at: https://www.uvm.edu/quest.

  • NIH T32 PhD Fellowship in Complexity and Neurobiology
    Two Pre-doctoral Fellowship Positions:
    Starting January 2019. This training program will be demanding, invigorating, hopefully enlightening, and career-shaping. Come join us in Vermont for an exciting adventure!

    Contacts: Hugh.Garavan@uvm.edu or Nicholas.Allgaier@uvm.edu

    Eligibility:
    Candidates must be planning to enroll, or already enrolled, in a relevant PhD program at UVM. Preference will be given to those in Complex Systems and Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science, but applicants will also be considered from Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, the Neuroscience Graduate Program, and both Experimental and Clinical Psychology.

    Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, noncitizen national, or lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

  • Other Potential Funding

    1. Students who connect with a research group or faculty member
    2. We are able to offer limited competitive funding from our sponsors, mostly at the PhD level.


Open Undergraduate Fellowships:


  • MassMutual Center of Excellence Undergraduate Fellowship in Complex Systems and Data Science

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    June - August, 2020
    Burlington, Vermont

    We are very excited to announce the 2020 MassMutual Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Complex Systems and Data Science. We are writing to ask you to help us identify highly-motivated applicants for this unique research experience.

    This undergraduate fellowship will be funded by our groundbreaking data science partnership with MassMutual. The MassMutual Center of Excellence for Complex Systems and Data Science will initiate research projects and programs aimed at better understanding human wellness through data analytics, as well as programming to cultivate a strong pipeline of data science talent.

    This summer research experience is a ten-week residential program where undergraduate fellows will conduct research projects with researchers from the Center's faculty. Fellows will be expected to spend ten-weeks in Burlington, Vermont at the University of Vermont with the Complex Systems Center faculty. Research projects that will be conducted through the MassMutual Center of Excellence include study in the following areas:

    -Longevity and wellness, including the link between physical and financial health and environmental impacts on wellness.

    -Algorithmic fairness, accountability and transparency, which will encompass alternative underwriting data, methods for controlling bias and data ethics.

    -Measurement methodologies for large scale social systems, covering such topics as macroeconomic events, mortality risk and social cohesion, among others.

    Application Deadline: March 25, 2020

    Eligibility: Undergraduates currently enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree from any country. Women and minority students are encouraged to apply.

    For additional information or to be notified once applications open please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu

    More information about the program can be found here.






Things about the University of Vermont and Burlington and Vermont (also awesome):


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The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in CEMS, and throughout UVM, are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. UVM has state of the art core facilities, including the Vermont Advanced Computing Center and the Advanced Genome Technologies Core, and offers generous benefits packages, including health, dental, retirement contributions, and tuition remission.


The University is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the best small cities in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.


The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively encourages applications from women, veterans, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of CEMS through their teaching, research, and/or service at UVM.