Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research at USA [Fellowship Upto Rs. 44L]: Apply by Sept 4


Applications are now invited from bright and motivated early-career scientists for Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research at US institutions.

The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation 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.

Individuals who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management are encouraged to apply.

  1. Each Fellow will receive an annual salary of $59,000 plus benefits, with the post-doctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years.
  2. 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.
  3. Fellows will spend up to three weeks per year during their fellowship attending Program-sponsored professional development retreats each year.
  4. These retreats provide opportunities to cultivate skills typically not covered during their academic education including leadership, communications, professional and funder networks, and to gain a better understanding of policy-making and application of research.
  5. Fellows are expected to pursue their research outlined in their proposal on a full-time basis.
Eligbility Criteria

To be eligible individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2021. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must clearly indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are selected according to four criteria:

  • Professional record,
  • Perceived potential for innovation and leadership,
  • Commitment to conservation, and
  • The strength of their proposal.

An ideal Smith Fellow is an innovative, practical-minded researcher with strong leadership potential. They will have excellent communication skills and a keen interest in applied research that improves conservation practice. The ideal proposal will clearly articulate concepts and objectives that are both innovative and feasible

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.

Candidates need to submit the following documents while applying:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Research Plan
  3. Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Three (3) letters of reference

The last date to apply is September 4, 2020.


Email ID: smithinfo@smithfellows.org

For further details, click here.



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