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Urban Resilience SRN Opportunities

Educational and Employment Opportunities

The UREx SRN is hiring staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate fellows and undergraduate students across the network. Watch this space for opportunities.

2022 RULA-IRES Opportunity

The Resilient Latin America International Research Experience for Students(RULA-IRES) project is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2022 project year!

The RULA-IRES project offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct 8-10 weeks of onsite research on nature-based solutions in Guayaquil and Durán, two cities on the coast of Ecuador facing climate extremes. Collaborative research is promoted jointly by the Arizona State University’s NATURA network and the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL). The IRES-NATURA experience will provide an opportunity for students to become effective change agents for the Anthropocene within the context of climate change and urbanization. For a full description, visit the IRES webpage.

  • Application: Application details vary depending on level of education. Please refer to the webpage below for more details on how to apply.
  • Eligibility: Graduate and undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents in good academic standing. See link below for more details on eligibility.
  • Testimonials: Check out this RULA-IRES flyer, which includes testimonials from former UREx-IRES students who conducted research in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last summer.

Application deadline: November 22, 2021

For more information, visit: If you have any questions, please reach out to the NATURA Project Coordinator, Tessa Martinez (

NATURA: Nature-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene

We are pleased to announce a new project extending the work of the UREx SRN. The Accel-Net project, NATure-based solutions for Urban Resilience in the Anthropocene (NATURA), offers opportunities for UREx members to participate in global working groups and learning exchanges.

NATURA is a network of 26 networks in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North and Latin America working toward collaborative, global solutions that are based on nature-preserving protective ecosystems, incorporating ecological elements or even mimicking nature in built infrastructure. These solutions offer flexibility in the face of changing conditions and provide multiple benefits to society, often at relatively low cost.

Through all-hands meetings, thematic working groups, regional nodes, monthly webinars, learning exchanges, and synthesis writing workshops, NATURA will accomplish the goals of synthesis and data sharing, network coordination, and multimodal mentorship. Learning exchanges are a feature of the network of networks focused on early-career researchers and practitioners. NATURA learning exchanges include five-week visits for faculty, postdocs, or practitioners and 15-week visits for graduate students from U.S. institutions to network partners around the globe. Through collaborative, transnational multi-modal mentoring with partners, international students will be invited to participate in these exchanges, hosted by US networks.

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