Opening for two funded PhD positions

Two funded PhD positions are available in the lab of Dr. Jingqiu Mao at University of Alaska Fairbanks, to study aerosols from boreal forest fires. The first position is to measure and model brown carbon emitted from boreal forest fires, funded by NSF. The second position is to improve surface PM2.5 during fire seasons with NASA satellites.

Prospective students should send me an email at  jmao2@alaska.edu, with a complete CV and a paragraph describing your research interests.  The PhD position can start as soon as the summer of 2021. Please contact me immediately if you are interested.


Graduate Fellowships

After graduate students  join our group, I would encourage them  to apply for external  fellowships  (listed below).

NASA Space Grant program

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Fire Science (to be updated)

NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Program

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowships

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship (AGI)


Postdoctoral Fellowships

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Centennial Postdoctoral Initiative

NOAA Global Climate Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

L’ORÉAL USA for women in science


Undergraduate Fellowships

URSA Fellowship

NASA Space Grant



Summer Internship

REU (only undergraduate eligible): https://sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/reu-site-understanding-the-arctic-as-a-system/projects/Boreal-Forest-Fires

EEOP (both graduate and undergraduate eligible): https://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/ssi_internship

Professional  Development

Some great tips for graduate students