How to Apply

Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 lab on Climate Change and Environmental Justice!

Focus on Climate Change and Environmental Justice in Rhode Island

A new Lab for spring 2015 through fall 2015 will focus on Climate Change and Environmental Justice in Rhode Island.  Members of the 2014-15 TRI-Lab on Climate Change and Environmental Justice (CCEJ) will work together to inquire and learn, to conduct research, and will seek to create positive social impact in local communities in Providence and Rhode Island.  The ultimate goal of the CCEJ Lab is to reduce the climate change-related public health risks to individuals in three targeted communities in Rhode Island, and increase the capacities of these communities to respond to climate change threats. Interdisciplinary groups will be formed to focus on these three neighborhoods.

Lab members will consist of faculty, students, and community practitioners, each of whom bring different types of knowledge, skills, and perspectives to the Lab.  The TRI-Lab model is based on the belief that these diverse capacities are needed to address the challenges of climate change and climate adaptation. The Lab will be designed to understand and utilize these capacities as effectively and strategically as possible. 

 The Lab will be co-chaired by Timmons Roberts, Professor, Environmental Studies and Sociology; and Robert Vanderslice and Julia Gold from the Rhode Island Department of Health.  The exact scope of the Lab's work will be fleshed out in ongoing conversations with partners and stakeholders.  

Seminar time for Spring 2015 and Fall 2015:  Tuesdays from 2:30-4:50pm at 10 Davol Square. Please note that students must be available at this time to participate in the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Lab.

  Information Sessions:

  • Wednesday September 10 , noon-1 pm, Third World Center Formal Lounge 2
  • Info Table, Wed. September 10, 7-9 pm at Swearer Center event at Sayles Hall
  • Thursday, September 18, noon-1 pm. Urban Environmental Lab 106 

Application Deadline: 

Wednesday, October 8th. Please email complete applications to