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2019 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research

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2019 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Application

Important dates

All applications materials must be received by September 7, 2018. Finalist interviews will be conducted in January 2019. All candidates will be notified of the status of their application by January 31, 2019. Funds are available for Fellows to start anytime between March and September 2019.

About the Fellowship

The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is: To create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences; so that they may: 1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and 2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation.

The focus of Smith Fellows’ research and activities should be characterized by:

  • Cutting edge research in conservation science;
  • Defining frontiers and leading the future of conservation science;
  • Developing the future world leaders in conservation research and application through training and mentorship;
  • Building coalitions of organizations and partnerships to support conservation science;
  • Supporting and encouraging high-potential individuals to accept risk as a component of change and leadership and thus make significant change in the world.