Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in the United States 2021

Date limite : 02 oct. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Smith Fellows

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Niveau d'études: Doctorat

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Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in the United States 2021

Smith Fellows is offering fellowship opportunity for outstanding early-career scientists from around the globe based at a United States institution to improve and expand their research skills. The purpose of the 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2021 (September 2021 latest). 
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must clearly indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.

Benefits:

  • 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 fellowship period.

Program Duration:

Two years 

Required Documents: 

  1. Cover letter
  2. Research Plan: The 8-page research plan should include the following:
    1. Title Page (not included in 8 page limit): Include applicant's name, contact information, project title, academic mentor and research institution, conservation practitioner mentor and institution, reference names and institutions,
    2. abstract,
    3. background section,
    4. statement of objectives,
    5. approaches and methods,
    6. anticipated results,
    7. research schedule,
    8. relevance to conservation science and practice
  3. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Personal Statement: Please address the following questions (<200 words each):
    1. How have your life experiences uniquely positioned you to contribute to the diversity of perspectives in conservation and the goal of broadening participation in the field of conservation?
    2. The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program seeks to develop future world leaders and entrepreneurs who are successful at linking conservation science and application. How do you define leadership and how do you envision yourself as a world leader and entrepreneur in the field of conservation? 

    3. Which conservation policymaker(s) (e.g. federal/state/local legislators or agencies) will be interested in your research and how will they use it? Describe your proposed research and its potential application as though you were communicating directly with them.

    4. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, please provide a very brief summary of scenarios that could impact your proposed research and the contingencies you've considered, if any.

  5. Two letters of reference addressing the merits of the candidate and the candidate’s proposal.
  6. Academic Curriculum Vitae: A 2-page version of the sponsoring scientist’s CV (similar to that required by NSF).

Note:

  • All materials must be submitted electronically from  here
  • All files should be uploaded in PDF or MS Word format. 
  • The research plan must not exceed 8 pages. 
  • Font size must be at least 11 point; margins must be at least 2.5 cm; line spacing must be at least 1.5.

About Smith Fellows:

Smith Fellows is offering fellowship opportunity for outstanding early-career scientists from around the globe based at a United States institution to improve and expand their research skills, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences.

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Région: Amérique

Opportunités: Partenariat

Pays hôte: États-Unis

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