The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology (USA) ~

20 de noviembre de 2013

The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology (USA)

The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

Application deadline: January 1, 2013

The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard
University invites applications or nominations for the Sarah and Daniel
Hrdy Visiting Fellowship in Conservation Biology. The Hrdy Fellowship
is open to faculty at any rank, and supports visits of either one or
two semesters.

The Hrdy Fellowship is awarded to an individual who will engage in
scientific study in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary
Biology. Recipients of this fellowship are expected to have a strong
and transformative effect on the study of conservation biology at
Harvard University. The research of previous Hrdy Fellows has included
conservation paleobiology, marine evolution and conservation, conservation
biology of amphibians and reptiles, and the impact of human activities
on the environment.

Eligibility Applications are sought from faculty whose research focuses
on contemporary issues in conservation biology. Applicants should be
well positioned to conduct original, independent research and to publish
their findings in peer-reviewed publications. Applicants are expected
to be fluent in English and have a record of effective teaching.

Fellowship Details The Hrdy Fellowship award provides a stipend of up to
$80,000 per year, depending on professional status, need, and duration of
the fellowship. Modest support is also available for research and travel
costs. Hrdy Fellows are ordinarily employees of Harvard University during
their tenure and are eligible for health insurance benefits. Fellows
must be in residence for the full term of the Fellowship.

Primarily, the Hrdy Fellow is expected to engage in leading-edge
research, where possible in collaboration with members of the Harvard
community. Additional responsibilities include a public lecture by
the Fellow in any area of conservation biology. Finally, the Fellow
is required to teach a one-semester, seminar-style course aimed at
upper-level undergraduates (for more information on teaching, contact
OEB Chair John Wakeley, at

Application Process Applicants should contact a faculty sponsor with
whom they will collaborate, before applying. Interested individuals
with general questions about the program may contact Chris Preheim,
Academic Programs Coordinator, at

Fellowships are awarded through a competitive review process. To be
considered for a fellowship, applicants should submit a concise proposal
in PDF format that includes the following:

*       Cover letter. The cover letter should clearly state (i) the
applicant's interest in the fellowship; (ii) the length of the term
desired by the applicant and potential start-date; and (iii) the
applicant's contact information.

*       Research Statement. The statement should be no longer than
4 pages, single-spaced, and should clearly describe the research
project. The statement should detail: (i) the nature and scope of the
proposed research project, (ii) the approach and methods to be employed,
(iii) how Harvard resources would be utilized, (iv) all laboratory and
equipment requirements, and (v) how the project will advance knowledge
about conservation biology.

*       Research Budget. A modest level of funding is available for
research and travel costs. Applicants should submit a simple, one-page
budget which itemizes the research and travel costs associated with the
proposed project.

*       Curriculum vitae.

*       Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation
should clearly indicate the name, title, mailing address, phone, and
email address of the person providing the recommendation. Letters may
be sent under separate cover, provided they meet the deadline.

All four components should be submitted to

The Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Fellowship in Conservation Biology is made
possible by the generosity of Sarah and Daniel Hrdy. Harvard University
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and requires
pre-employment reference and background screening.

Christopher Preheim
Academic Programs Coordinator
Harvard University
Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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