Study Subject: Science
Employer: Smithsonian Institution & Mpala
Mpala Postdoctoral Fellow in biology, anthropology, geology, hydrology, material science, social science, soil science or related areas in residence at Smithsonian facilities AND Mpala Research Centre, Kenya.
In addition to the standard conditions for Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowships, the following apply:
(1) the research topic must be in area of science supported by Smithsonian that is also appropriate to Mpala;
(2) at least one half of the fellowship period will be spent in residence at Mpala;
(3) the fellow must be sponsored by a scientist at an appropriate Smithsonian unit (collaboration with multiple units is encouraged); and
(4) the fellow must also collaborate with an appropriate Kenyan organization (usually National Museums of Kenya or Kenya Wildlife Service; collaboration with the international organizations in Kenya, such as the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, see www.icipe.org , is also encouraged). The fellow is expected to actively participate in the science community at Mpala, including participation in lectures, field courses, etc. The appointment would be one or two years. Stipends and tenure vary. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds.
Fellowship Application Deadline: January 15 annually
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