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Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University plans to announce a call for applications for the 2017 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers in late 2017. This program was established through a major gift from the Byrd Foundation in memory of Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd and Marie Ames Byrd, his wife. This program provides fellowships at The Ohio State University for postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds who are pursuing advanced research on topics relevant to polar and alpine environments as well as global climate change. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. within five years of selection. Except for fieldwork and other fellowship related research activities that require absence from campus, Byrd Fellows are expected to be in residence at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center during the tenure of their fellowship.

Applicants should visit the BPCRC website and contact specific members of the Byrd Center prior to submitting their application to discuss possible projects and how their proposed research might complement existing BPCRC programs which cover a wide range of disciplines. This fellowship is limited to research of mutual interest to both the fellow and his/her Byrd Center mentor. Postdoctoral awards will be for one and a half years. A stipend of up to $44,000.00 per year and a research & travel allowance of $5,000 will be provided.

Applications should be sent to the Byrd Fellowship Committee and must be received no later than date TBA for 2017. Selection of fellowship recipients will be made by date TBA for 2017. Each application must include a statement of general research interests, a detailed description (fewer than 5 pages) of the specific research program to be conducted during the term of the fellowship, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In addition, a letter of support from the BPCRC mentor is required. Reference letters and the letter of support from the BPCRC mentor should be requested by the applicant but sent directly to BPCRC. Please note that all reference letters must be on letterhead. Fellowship appointments may start on the first day of any month between date TBA for 2017.

Participating Institution(s):
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Ohio State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Change

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