Title: Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research
Agency: Society for Conservation Biology
Deadline: September 8, 2017
Amount: $95,000 per year for 2 years
Background: These Fellowships provide support for outstanding early-career scientists from around the globe based at a United States institution to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards problems of pressing conservation concern for the United States. Individuals who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management are encouraged to apply.
Smith Fellows are awarded two years of support for applied research in the field of conservation science and closely related fields. Each Fellow is mentored by both an academic mentor, typically at an academic institution, who encourages the Fellow’s continued academic development, and a field or practitioner mentor who helps the Fellow connect her/his research to practical conservation challenges. The practitioner mentor is typically affiliated with a conservation organization (government agency, non-governmental organization, or other non-academic conservation organization) with expertise and experience in “on-the-ground” application of conservation science.
Qualifications: Must have graduated with doctorate within the past 5 years, or include date expected if it has not yet been received.
Each Fellow will receive an annual salary of $55,000 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.