Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Canada for Early-Career Researchers
Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Canada
Liber Ero Conservation Program, Canada invites application for Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Canada from eligible and interested candidates
About- This post-doctoral fellowship seeks to support early-career scientists to conduct and communicate world-class research that informs conservation and management issues relevant to Canada. For instance, post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to confront emerging management challenges that are time sensitive or tackle ‘wicked’ conservation problems with novel analyses, perspectives, and novel collaborations. Conservation science includes natural, social, and interdisciplinary research pursuits. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Canada
Research/Job Area- Natural or social science
Location- Liber Ero Conservation Program, Canada
Eligible scholars will be exceptional natural or social science researchers, who have received their PhD prior to the start of the fellowship.
Applicants should propose to be based at a Canadian conservation or academic institution and conduct their research primarily in Canada. However, Canadian citizenship is not required – researchers from any country are eligible to apply.
Applicants will identify a mentorship team of at least one academic and at least one conservation practitioner mentor.
Applicants are encouraged to identify the mentor team early in their proposal to foster a meaningful collaboration.
The fellowship will consist of 2 years of support (the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress) with a $62,500/yr stipend and a $15,000 annual travel and research budget.
Fellows will be selected based on evidence of their success and emergence as leaders in a conservation-relevant research field, as well as on the merit of their proposed research and mentorship team.
Research proposals must demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to identify a key conservation challenge facing the natural world and must describe how the proposed work will contribute to solving the challenge.
Research projects may draw on natural, social, or multidisciplinary theories and methods to solve the conservation problems under study.
The quality and appropriateness of the mentoring team* will also be a key consideration, and the proposal should highlight how the team will collaborate to address the conservation problem.
How to Apply- First, register your application, then compile the following as a PDF:
Accordingly, the application consists of the following major components.
- Cover letter (maximum of one page) –
- Research proposal (maximum of four pages) –
- Project title.
- Conservation problem:
- References: Add
- Statement highlighting past accomplishments demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to conservation science, outreach, and collaborations (maximum of 500 words).
- Diversity statement describing applicant’s past and/or potential commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity through research, teaching, service, outreach, or any other activities (maximum of 250 words).
- Copy of the applicant’s CV, listing relevant publications, grants, and experiences.
- Letters of support from proposed academic and conservation practitioner mentors, a minimum of two.
- Letters of support from two referees who are familiar with your conservation research and leadership strengths (these should be sent directly; do not include references in your pdf).
All of the material should be submitted to [email protected] as a single PDF (please name your file using this format: Lastname_Firstname_Nov2019.pdf); the letters from your two referees should be sent directly.
Last Date for Apply– 1 November 2019