Society for Conservation Biology Accepting Applications for Smith Fellowships

The Society for Conservation Biology is accepting applications for its David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program.

The program seeks to develop future world leaders and entrepreneurs who are successful at linking conservation science to real-world applications. To that end, Smith Fellowships provide two years of postdoctoral support to outstanding early-career scientists.

The purpose of the program is to create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied postdoctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field-learning experiences that help them build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners and contribute to and communicate scientific knowledge of critical importance in conservation.

The focus of fellows’ research and activities should be characterized by cutting-edge research in conservation biology; defining frontiers and leading the future of conservation biology; building coalitions of organizations and partnerships to support conservation biology; and supporting and encouraging high-potential individuals to accept risk as a component of change and leadership and thus make significant change in the world.

Fellowship benefits include a two-year annual salary of $55,000; research funds totaling $32,000 and an $8,000 travel budget; targeted professional development workshops and training events; and lifetime membership in the Society for Conservation Biology, including subscriptions to Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters.

To be eligible individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years.

For complete program guidelines, information about fellows from previous years, and application instructions, visit the Smith Fellows website.

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