Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, 2017

Posted: June 12, 2017 in Fellowship, Jul-Sept Deadline, Post Doc, Researcher, USA
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icon Post Doc

icon Conservation Research

Open to all nationalities

icon  Smith Fellows

icon 28 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, $55,000 plus benefits

iconAcademic Institution or Conservation Organization in the US

More about this scholarship

Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, 2017 is open to conservation scientists to improve their skills through the postdoctoral research work along with training, peer network and field learning experiences.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants who have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made are eligible for Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, 2017.
  • Candidates who have not yet completed their doctorate must indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.
  • Early-career scientists from around the world are welcome to apply.
  • He/She must be based at a United States institution.
  • Applicants who are innovative and a practical-minded researcher with strong leadership skills are preferred.
  • Applicants of Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, 2017 are expected to have excellent communication skills.
  • Candidates keen interest in applied research that improves conservation practice are welcome to apply.

Value and Duration:

  • The duration of the fellowship is for two years.
  • Selected applicant will receive an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits.
  • Each Fellow receives a travel budget of $8,000 and a research fund of $32,000 over the 2-year fellowship period.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants are selected based on four criteria:
  • Applicants professional record is reviewed.
  • Potential for innovation and leadership is assessed.
  • Applicants commitment towards conservation.
  • The strength of the applicant’s proposal is evaluated.

Documents Required

  • Applicants must submit a copy of their CV.
  • A cover letter must be submitted.
  • A brief description of the Research Proposal must be submitted.
  • A personal statement in 200 words must be submitted.
  • Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation.


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