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 graduate students in the Environmental Studies Program or the Economics Program. Applications for the Environmental Studies Program are due December 1 for the following fall (e.g., Dec 1, 2021, for Fall 2022 admission). Applicants for the Economics program are due December 1 for international students (e.g., Dec 1, 2021, for Fall 2022 admission) and January 15 for domestic students (e.g., Jan 15, 2022, for Fall 2022 admission). 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).

I will not be accepting Environmental Studies graduate students for Fall 2022. (But please check back here for 2023).

Undergraduate

There are not currently any grant-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). For example, I have supervised multiple Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Fellows in the past, and I am keen to support applications for this in the future. I try to supervise at least one UROP Fellow each summer, if possible. I am also open to advising honors projects; I aim to supervise two honors students each academic year. Please email me if interested. There are no volunteer opportunities in the lab, as I strongly believe researchers should be paid for their work.

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.