NatureNet Science Fellows Program
The Nature Conservancy is pleased to solicit applications for the 2018 cohort of NatureNet Science Fellows.
The Nature Conservancy is pleased to solicit applications for the NatureNet Science Fellows program, a trans-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship program aimed at bridging academic excellence and conservation practice to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The Nature Conservancy recognizes climate change as the single greatest threat to our mission, and to humanity. Never before has there been an issue that so tightly integrates the health of the planet with the economy, food production, clean, reliable water, health, and equality. The NatureNet Science Fellows program seeks to bring leading early career scientists and engineers from diverse fields into the realm of problem solving at the interface of climate change, technology, and conservation.
This program drives research to tackle the two overarching challenges of climate change: 1) Halting climate change and 2) Adapting to the change that is already underway.
The NatureNet Science Fellows program expects fellow appointments to start between May 1 and September 1, 2017. Eligible individuals will have completed their doctorate within the past five years before the application close date of November 30th, 2016. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must clearly indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.
Each fellow will receive a non-negotiable annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, with the postdoctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years. In addition to the stipend, each fellow receives an annual travel budget of approximately $5,000 and an annual research fund of approximately $20,000.
Second-year renewal of the fellowship is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program.
How to Apply
The application process is open from September 15, 2016. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
- Cover letter and research proposal (2 pages). Applicants should describe experience and suitability for the program through a brief research proposal. Unlike a standard cover letter, this proposal should highlight a research question of interest, the research approach and methods, the scientific significance, and significance to The Nature Conservancy and action-oriented research. The proposal should illustrate the strengths of the applicant's experience towards developing and implementing this research.
- Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications
- Three Letters of recommendation
Accepted candidates will be notified by mid-March 2017. Funds are available for fellows to start on approximately May 1, 2017.
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