Application Deadline: November 6, 2017.
Now in its fifth year, the NatureNet Science Fellows Program – in partnership with leading research universities – has awarded two-year fellowships to 32 promising early career scientists. Fellows are expanding their research skills while also field testing science-based solutions to problems at the interface of conservation, business and technology.
The NatureNet Science Fellows and Research Grant program aims to bridge academic excellence and conservation practice to confront climate change, and to create a new generation of conservation leaders who combine the rigor of academic science with real-world application. Within this framework, the program goals are to:
- Support innovative and impact-oriented research that help deliver TNC outcomes;
- Invest in the talent potential of a new generation of climate change leaders;
- Recruit scientists who bring a diversity of culture, experience, and ideas into conservation; and
- Provide partner universities and fellows with access to real-world conservation issues.
Ideal Candidate Profile
The Nature Conservancy recognizes climate change as the single greatest threat to our mission, and to humanity. Never has there been an issue that so tightly integrates the health of the planet with the economy, food production, clean, reliable water, health, and equality. To tackle these challenges, the Nature Conservancy now needs new brands of science —
- Science that blends climatology, physics, economics, business, chemistry, engineering, technology and communications with conservation and ecology AND;
- Science that marries the best academic analysis with opportunities to rapidly test and deploy those analyses in the real world to address human well-being.
- Each grantee will receive a research stipend of $20,000, with the grant period expected to run for two consecutive years.
- Second-year renewal of the grant is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program.
Accepted candidates will be notified by March 2018. Fellows will be expected to start when funds are available in September 2018. For further information, please contact the NatureNet Science Fellows Program at NatureNetScience@tnc.org.
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