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Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship


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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University gives early career scientists a unique opportunity to start a research career as an independent postdoctoral fellow while gaining training and connections within the framework of a top-tier academic environment. The Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship supports researchers that utilize the myriad resources of the Arnold Arboretum to tackle any area of global change science.

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and its urban landscape in Boston are particularly well-suited for global change research. It is both an outdoor museum of the world's temperate trees and other woody plants grown in a public open space, all within sight of the Arboretum's state-of-the-art research laboratories and greenhouses at the Weld Hill Research Building.

Eligibility:

Applications are sought from early-career individuals with a PhD in life sciences, plant biology, evolution, plant genetics, ecology, horticulture, or related discipline. Applicants must have their PhD when they initiate their term at the Arboretum. Applicants should be well positioned to conduct original, independent research and to publish their findings in peer-reviewed publications. We encourage applications from those under-represented in the sciences. Foreign nationals are eligible for fellowships, but applicants are expected to be fluent in English.

Fellowship Details:

Global Change Fellows are full-time employees of Harvard University with a salary of $83,000 per year, employee health insurance eligibility, and annual support of up to $10,000 for research, travel, initial relocation, and other professional expenses. Fellows are expected to be in full-time residence at the Arboretum during their 2-year tenure and are provided office and research space. Fellows can start as early as July 1 or as late as the beginning of September.

In addition to being a member of the Arnold Arboretum staff, Global Change Fellows are part of the Environmental Fellows cohort at the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). Fellows participate in the co-curricular Environmental Fellows program organized by HUCE. All fellows join in biweekly dinners along with Harvard faculty and a speaker from amongst the Harvard faculty.

For additional Information and questions about the award, Arboretum resources, research proposal or submission process, contact the selection committee at arbscholars@fas.harvard.edu.

Note: The Arnold Arboretum will be switching between two fellowships each year. The deadline for the new Global Change Fellowship will be on ODD years, and the deadline for the Putnam Fellowship will be EVEN years. Please visit the website to learn more about both programs!
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Application Deadline: 1/11/2023

Program Dates: 7/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Harvard University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Entomology
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Climate Change
Global Change
Invasive Species
Plant Biology
Plant Ecology
Plant Pathology
Urban Ecology

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