About the Fellowships
The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley.
For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals whose primary emphasis is on advancing statistical or econometric theory are not eligible for consideration.
The purpose of the fellowship is to develop new and innovative intellectual connections and ideas in natural resources economics and political economy at UC Berkeley. Accordingly, preference will be given to proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. However, proposals from UC Berkeley doctoral graduates that outline a significant change in research direction and that indicate engagement with different disciplines and faculty from those pursued during the doctoral program will be considered.
Two types of awards are available:
1. A one-year postdoctoral award with a salary of $58,040, renewable for a second year. It is expected that the applicant will possess a recent doctorate or equivalent. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Postdoctoral Scholars located here.
2. A one-year award with a salary of $58,040 to support a professional leave from an academic or professional position, without option to renew. Applicants for visiting research fellowships must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last ten years (not including any temporary leave time due to personal or family circumstances). Applicants must provide documentation of the home institution's or agency's concurrence of their leave. Visiting Research Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Visiting Appointments located here.
Both types of fellowships include $2,000 toward research-related expenses and one-way economy airfare to Berkeley for each fellow and his/her immediate family.
Applications must be received by December 7, 2016.
A complete application consists of the following:
- Cover Letter (Required): 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor
- Curriculum Vitae (Required): Your current C.V.
- Abstract (Required): 1 paragraph abstract
- Research proposal (Required): Not to exceed 10 pages
- Publications (Required): 1 or more recent publications
- Three letters of recommendation (visible to all reviewers) from faculty members familiar with the candidate's research. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality
- Applicants for the Visiting Research Fellowship must include a statement from their home institution concurring with the leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship term.
Check the "Further official information" link below and fill the application form.
Postdoctoral Research Fellows are covered by the UC Postdoc Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) and are entitled to health insurance, including dental, vision, short-term disability, life, and AD&D, through the University.
Visiting Research Fellows are covered by the UC sponsored benefits plan (Mid-level coverage) and are entitled to health insurance, including medical, life, and AD&D, through the University (AD&D plan requires an employee paid premium). Visiting Research Fellows are not entitled to dental, vision or short-term disability.
While in residence, Fellows are expected to be active participants in the academic life of their host units, through attendance at seminars relevant to their area of study and interaction with other Fellows and designated faculty mentors. Fellows are expected to give at least one seminar a year on their research in a forum to be determined in consultation with their mentor. The time and place for this seminar must be communicated to the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship coordinator, Ruxin Liu, in advance with a sufficient amount of time to notify other Fellows in residence and the members of the review committee. Fellows will be expected to attend seminars given by all other Fellows. All publications written or substantially developed during the term of the fellowship must formally acknowledge the support of the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship in the publication(s). A final copy of all material developed as a result of Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship must be submitted to the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship coordinator, Ruxin Liu, for inclusion in the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship library.
Renewing the Postdoctoral Wantrup Fellowship
The selection committee bases renewal decisions on evidence of progress toward the Fellow's research goals. Applications for renewal must include 1) a cover letter from the Fellow summarizing his/her progress toward the original proposal and research goals; 2) a letter of support from the Fellow's Mentor; 3) confirmation from the sponsoring Department Chair that space will continue to be available for the Fellow in the second year; and 4) copies of any papers or articles completed and/or published during the first year of the Fellowship. Supplementary items such as letters of recommendation, reports of papers delivered, or non-project-related research are all welcome if they serve to strengthen the case for renewal. Continued affiliation with the host department is at the discretion of the host department.
An additional $1,500 will be transferred to the sponsoring department to compensate their administrative efforts required for hiring, obtaining visas (when necessary), and other administrative support.
Postdoctoral appointments are governed by U.C. Policy for postdoctoral scholars (APM 390).
Questions may be directed to:
Ruxin Liu by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at (510) 643-9579
Director of Research and Extension
College of Natural Resources - Dean's Office
University of California, Berkeley
101 Giannini Hall # 3100
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100
To APPLY click "Further official information" below and fill the application form.