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EI Fellows Program Call for Applications 2011

EI Fellows Program Call for Applications 2011

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Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development

The Earth Institute, Columbia University, is the world’s leading academic center for the study, implementation, and teaching of sustainable development. It builds on excellence in the core disciplines—earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering, social sciences, and health sciences—and stresses cross-disciplinary approaches to complex problems. Through research, training, and global partnerships, the Earth Institute mobilizes science and technology to advance sustainable development and address environmental degradation, placing special emphasis on the needs of the world’s poor in all geographic regions and on utilizing all academic disciplines. The Earth Institute seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent (within the last five years) Ph.D., M.D., and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the beginning of the fellowship. The Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Sustainable Development provides scholars who have a foundation in one of the Institute’s core disciplines the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the field of sustainable development, including reducing poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation. Those who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during graduate studies will find numerous opportunities to engage in leading research programs. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program should submit a proposal for research that would contribute to the goal of global sustainable development. This could take the form of participating in and contributing to an existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute project, an extension of an existing project, or a new project that connects existing Institute expertise in novel ways. Opportunities to participate in existing projects will be posted on the program website at http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/55. Candidates who wish to pursue their own research should identify their desired small multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e., two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia with whom they would like to work during their fellowship. Potential mentors can be contacted through the Earth Institute Centers’ websites at http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/1010. Candidates are encouraged to contact potential mentors before they apply to the program. For detailed information about the Earth Institute, its research centers, programs, and affiliated Columbia University departments, please visit http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu. Fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of 24 months and typically begin each year on September 1. For information about the Postdoctoral Fellows Program, please visit http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/postdoc.

Application forms should be completed and submitted online, starting on August 22, 2011; deadline, November 15, 2011: http://fellows.ei.columbia.edu.

Applications submitted by November 15, 2011, will be considered for fellowships starting in the summer or fall of 2012.

For more information, contact:
The Earth Institute, Columbia University 2910 Broadway, New York, NY 10025 Program e-mail: fellows@ei.columbia.edu

Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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