Monday, October 22, 2007

Fellowships for Post Doctoral Scientists Researching Improving Biodiversity Conservation

From The Foundation Center...

Kathryn Fuller Fellowships to Support Biodiversity Conservation Projects

Deadline: November 15, 2007

A program of the World Wildlife Fund's ( http://worldwildlife.org ) Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund, Kathryn Fuller Fellowships will support early career scientists addressing research questions that will inform and improve the practice of biodiversity conservation.

All fields of natural and social science will be considered. Applicants may propose, for example, to investigate a general question in ecology, economics, hydrology, or other discipline that strongly affects conservation; or to develop a novel analytical tool that supports improved conservation decisions; or to test specific hypotheses in a particular field location. Research approaches may include comparative studies, synthetic analyses across sites, experimental or observational studies, applied modeling, or any combination.

In order to be eligible, applicants must: have earned their doctoral degree between January 31, 2003 and August 31, 2008; be proposing a research plan that is of fundamental and immediate importance to global biodiversity conservation, and is relevant to WWF's mission and programs; and have identified a scientist at an academic or research institution who will serve as co-sponsor. Research supported by the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund may be conducted at any U.S. or foreign host institution, including any WWF office, that is willing to provide adequate space, basic services, and supplies for the individual and is amenable to the terms and overhead rates of the fellowship.

In 2008-2009, the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund will support three post-doctoral research fellows. The fellowship tenure will generally be two years. Fellows will receive an annual stipend commensurate with their experience and costs. In addition, fellows may receive up to $15,000 per year for expenses directly related to the conduct of the research. The host institution may receive an allowance of up to $2,500 per year to assist with indirect costs incurred in support of the fellow.

Application materials are available at the WWF Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009353/worldwildlife

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