Applications call for David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 in Conservation Research.
The purpose of the David H. Smith Postdoctoral Conservation Research Fellowship is: To create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences; so that they may: 1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and 2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation.
The focus of Smith Fellows’ research and activities should be characterized by:
Each Fellow will receive an annual salary of $59,000 plus benefits, with the post-doctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years. In addition to the stipend, each Fellow receives a travel budget of $8,000 and a research fund of $32,000 over the 2-year fellowship period.
Fellows will spend up to three weeks per year during their fellowship attending Program-sponsored professional development retreats each year. These retreats provide opportunities to cultivate skills typically not covered during their academic education including leadership, communications, professional and funder networks, and to gain a better understanding of policy-making and application of research. Fellows are expected to pursue their research outlined in their proposal on a full-time basis.
All application materials, including letters from sponsors and references, must be received by Society for Conservation Biology via the online submission platform by 5 pm EST on October 2, 2020. The review process begins immediately after this date. There are no extensions to this deadline and incomplete applications may be disqualified. Questions about the application process may be directed to the Smith Fellows Program at [email protected]