Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship,Harvard University ($55,000)

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Applications are welcome to the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, at the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) Harvard University.

This program supports postdoctoral researchers at MCZ to pursue the discovery and formal taxonomic description of Earth’s animal species. Fellows will work under the supervision of one or more MCZ faculty-curators, who will provide office space, access to lab facilities and necessary research support.

The Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship program aims to achieve broad taxonomic coverage and is not restricted to any particular taxon. Therefore, priority will be given to candidates whose work is based on living species.

Duration: 2 years
Location: USA
  • A stipend of $55,000 per year
  • Research and travel allowance of $4,000 per year
  • Relocation allowance negotiable after fellowship awarded

Candidates applying for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a PhD with relevant research experience in taxonomy or systematic
  • The EOW fellowship program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens
  • Where appropriate, proposed research should exploit an integrative approach that merges several data types in crafting solutions to taxonomic problems
  • All formal requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed before the start of the fellowship
  • candidates need to identify at least one faculty-curator who has agreed to supervise the fellowship.
Application Process
  • A curriculum vitae, a maximum of 3 pages
  • A cover letter not more than one page
  • Up to five pertinent publications
  • Three letters of recommendation from non-Harvard scientists, Including names and contact information of the three referees with the application
  • A research proposal, maximum of 4 pages and single-spaced, describing:
  • the nature and scope of the proposed research project;
  • laboratory and equipment requirements;
  • the proposed MCZ faculty-curator sponsor, etc.

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Deadline: September 30, 2020

For more information, visit the official site.