Are you interested in mountain science as a career?  One of our main foci at the American Climber Science Program is to find ways to help students become mountain researchers.  We offer a variety of expeditions that allow students to get into the field and learn research and climbing techniques while either working with a scientist on a project or developing your own project. Our research expeditions are designed so we can help YOU collect the data. On this webpage we have gathered information on our current and future expeditions. We will post links to grants to help fund these expeditions as well as other mountain research, internships, and university programs that will allow you to further your education.  We look forward to helping you find your path into the mountains..



MS Research Assistantship in Environment and Society, Geography or Recreation Resource Management

PDF iconms_assistantship_smith.pdf Application Due July 1, 2016

The Mountain Research Institute- Seasonal Field Instructor

Length of Employment_ march 23-may 29, 2015

National Park Service Small Grants, University of Wyoming

Each year the University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Station awards numerous small grants for research in the Greater Yellowstone Area. The grants (up to $5,000) are designed for a summer research investigation in the Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP or the broader Greater Yellowstone Area. Research areas funded have been diverse, including topics from A(rt history) to Z(oology). The grants are prefect for a graduates student. This year's suggested areas include indentifying geologic hazards, glacier monitoring, documentation of cemeteries within the park and ecology, just to name a few. And then there is that landscape at the station, with the Tetons across the lake and fellow researchers on site.  http://www/

Ms and PhD Positions at McGill University: Deadline Jan 31, 2015

  • 1. Ecosystem service benefits to local populations. This project aims to further our understanding of the links between human welfare and ecosystem services through land use and population data in rural China. We aim to test new methods for capturing environmental dependencies through household surveys, land use data and models of ecosystem service flows.

    2. Linking grazing institutions, household livelihoods and locust outbreaks to regional economies. This project researches the feedbacks among locusts, livestock, nutrients, and people in China and Australia. These regions are socio-politically disparate and allow the opportunity to investigate how property rights regimes may affect the adaptive capacity of societies to respond to shocks like locust outbreaks in social-ecological systems.    

    In either project, students will be expected to contribute to methodological and empirical advances in analysis and data collection, and international data collection in challenging field settings is likely. Experience in the following may be an asset:  household data collection, econometric/statistical data analysis, spatial analysis, working in low-income settings, knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, and knowledge of China. At the PhD level preference will be given to students already holding a master's degree and who have published.

    Interested candidates should email their CV, transcripts, and a short description of their interests to Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Exceptional international applicants (from outside Canada) may be considered for a competitive tuition reduction fellowship. Information about the department and the admissions process can be found at The department's application deadline is January 31, 2015.

American Alpine Club: Live Your Dream Grants. Applications accepted Jan 1 -Mar 1, 2015

Harvard Wilderness Medicine Fellowship:

Graduate Assistantship in Andean Precipitation at Appalachian State University (USA)