Opportunities

PI Contact

matthew.g.burgess@colorado.edu

Postdoctoral

There are no postdoctoral opportunities with pre-existing funding available at this time. Please check back later. However, I am always open to collaborating on applications for externally funded fellowships. See note below.

Graduate

I can supervise students in the Environmental Studies Program or the Economics Program. Applications for the Environmental Studies Program are due December 1, 2019. Applicants for the Economics program are due December 1, 2019 for international students and January 15, 2020 for domestic students. While Economics recruits centrally, and advisors are chosen after coursework is completed, admission to the Environmental Studies Program is strongly contingent on having an agreed-upon advisor. Thus, if you wish to pursue a graduate degree in Environmental Studies in the lab, please contact me well before the application deadline to discuss your interests (see instructions below).

This cycle (2019, to start in fall 2020), I, along with three other faculty, will be recruiting a cohort of three fully funded Environmental Studies PhD fellows to study the effects of emerging technologies on food security and the environment. I will not be accepting Environmental Studies students outside of this cohort unless the prospective student has guaranteed external funding from another source.

Undergraduate

There are not currently any funded undergraduate opportunities in the lab, but there could be in the future, so please check back later. I am also happy to support fellowship applications for funding undergraduate research (see below). I am also open to advising honors projects (but see note below). Please email me if interested. There are no volunteer opportunities in the lab, as I strongly believe researchers should be paid for their work.

Note: I will be on paternity leave in Fall 2019, and thus I will not be taking on new honors students in the 2019-2020 cycle.

Fellowships

I am always open to supporting external fellowship applications from motivated prospective postdocs and students (graduate or undergraduate) who are interested in joining the lab. Please email me if you are interested in preparing a proposal to work in the lab.

Contact Tips

When emailing me about opportunities in the lab, please include:

1. A brief description of your background and broader career objective(s).

2. A short pitch (a couple sentences) of an idea you would like to work on here.*

3. Why you think the lab/CU would be a good fit.

4. Your current CV.

*I won't consider your pitch an ironclad commitment to that idea. You are welcome to revise it or change it later. In fact, this is very likely to happen, in my experience. The point of the pitch is mostly to see how you form research questions, and what your broad interests might be.