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Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021

Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 in Conservation Research

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Applications call for David H. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 in Conservation Research.

About the Fellowship

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:

  • Cutting edge research in conservation science.
  • Defining frontiers and leading the future of conservation science.
  • Developing the future world leaders in conservation research and application through training and mentorship,
  • Building coalitions of organizations and partnerships to support conservation science.
  • Supporting and encouraging high-potential individuals to accept risk as a component of change and leadership and thus make a significant change in the world.

Funding

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.

Role

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.

Deadlines and Contact Information

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]

More information here

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline02 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerConversation of Biology
Contact the organizer [email protected]

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