Fellowships

PhD on Fish replenishment on NW Australian Reefs

Academic level PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
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A research group in Australia has funding to invesitgate the structure and dynamics of fish recruitment processes in NW Australia. Full announcement below: 

Our research group has received funding to investigate the structure and dynamics of fish recruitment processes in NW Australia. We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic student for this research project which will be administered by the University of Western Australia (UWA) via the Oceans Institute and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Critical to marine ecosystem processes and current indigenous food security and management plans, stable fish populations represent a fundamental part of marine biodiversity and food webs by linking the very bottom of aquatic food chains (i.e. primary productivity) right through to consumption by humans. Currently, we know next to nothing about what, where, when and how fish replenishment processes operate in the NW Australian marine region. The candidate will develop a project that advances our understanding of global patterns and local dynamics of tropical fish replenishment with an emphasis on 1) ecologically important species, and 2) species of indigenous significance. The project provides an exciting and balanced mixture of laboratory and field work components in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Ningaloo Reef areas which directly relate to ecology, conservation and indigenous issues. There is also significant room to develop their own directions and research interests within this area of science.

The candidate for this project will be based at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Perth located at the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, where he/she will work as part of a diverse team of researchers and post-graduate students. A strong academic record, quantitative statistical skills and some experience in field marine ecology will be necessary for the project. Candidates with skills and experience matching the proposed work will be favoured (e.g. experience in fish biology/ecology, fieldwork). Applicants must have excellent spoken and written English skills. Preference will also be given to those who have recently achieved Honours 1 or equivalent, or Masters or equivalent with at least one publication in an internationally peer-reviewed journal.

Australian and New Zealand candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend through UWA ($28,892pa tax-free). APA applications close on the 11/07/2014 at 5pm with a preferred commencement date soon after although this is negotiable. For successful APA applicants, this amount will be supplemented with a generous top-up through this funding scheme (~$10,000pa tax-free) and secured associated research funding (~$15,000pa). International candidates are also welcome; they would need to fulfil all requirements for admission into the UWA PhD Program and apply for and secure an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). The above top-up and research funding also applies to international candidates. Please visit the UWA Scholarships web page for more information (http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au).
Prospective candidates should send a CV with two referee contacts and cover letter, briefly outlining their motivations for pursuing PhD research and interests in this project initially via email to Martial, Monica and Tim by 6th June.

Contact:
Dr Martial Depczynski (timothy.langlois@uwa.edu.au

PopTech Science Fellows Program

Academic level Other Focus Leadership & Communications Duration Semester or less
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The PopTech Science Fellows program is a unique leadership development opportunity designed to help high potential working scientists become more effective communicators, collaborators and leaders both within and beyond the traditional bounds of academia. The program provides Fellows with expert training and support by visionary leaders in areas which are rarely, if ever, explicitly taught to working scientists, including communications, presentation and information design, effective collaboration and leadership. For more information, see the program website.

Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less
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The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will award one-year research positions (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) to eligible, talented researchers. These awards are designed to promote basic policy-relevant research under the supervision of one or more STEP faculty members. For more information, see the program website.

Property and Environment Research Center Graduate Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Research Duration Semester or less
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Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment.

Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result. For more information, see the program website.

Resources for the Future Summer Internship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Policy Duration Summer
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Resources for the Future (RFF) offers summer internships for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.

Each intern can expect to work with one or more RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects or assist in the development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. Highly motivated candidates in the social and natural sciences with training in economics and quantitative methods, or with a keen interest in public policy, are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the program website.

Sea Grant Fellowhip - Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

Academic level PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The California Sea Grant College Program is now seeking applications for the 2014 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Programs in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.

 

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics

The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. 


More information: www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/NMFS_PD/PopDynam_current.html

 

Marine Resource Economics

The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. 

 

More information: www.csgc.ucsd.edu/EDUCATION/NMFS_MRE/MarResEcon_current.html

 

California applicants may apply through either the California Sea Grant Program in La Jolla, or through the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program in Los Angeles.

 

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Semester or less, Year or less, More than a year
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The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to graduate students, postgraduates, predoctoral students, as well as  postdoctoral and senior investigators. All fellows at the Smithsonian work with a Smithsonian advisor to conduct independent study or research relating to Smithsonian collections, facilities, or staff expertise. The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is administered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships.

 

To Apply: submit applications to SLOAA (https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html) by January 15, 2014.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships and Internships

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Semester or less, Year or less
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Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral students to pursue independent research while working with Smithsonian scholars and collections. Smithsonian interns obtain practical experience and carry out projects that help them to develop personally and professionally, learning from Smithsonian leaders, scientists, curators and staff who are experts in their fields. Appointments vary in duration. For more information, see the program website.

Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration Year or less
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The Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship comprises a competitively based $10,000 award to a graduate student actively engaged in thesis research relevant to marine conservation. Research topics may address any aspect of conservation; a focus on fisheries issues is not required. For more information, see the program website.

Super Science Fellowships

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The aim of the Super Science Fellowships created by the Australian Government is to attract and retain outstanding early-career researchers in three key areas: space and astronomy; marine and climate; and future industries. Super Science Fellowships will be applied for, and awarded directly to, Administering Organisations, who must then undertake a process of competitive national and international recruitment to fill the fellowship positions. For more information, see the program website.