Graduate and Postdoctoral SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS (Deadlines for application are Nov 1st and May 1st)
The Short-Term Fellowship Program (Post-Doctoral and Graduate) allows selected candidates to come to the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida any time of the year and is an excellent resource to provide support for researchers. These fellowships enable the selected candidates to work in the marine sciences and utilize resources of the Smithsonian Marine Station. Find more information here and applications are made here. Register for a free account and look under Fellowships, National Museum of Natural History.
Current Postdoctoral Fellowship Openings
Deadlines for application are Nov 1st and May 1st
The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida is pleased to offer annual 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowships, including a new fellowship supported by the Link Foundation. The Smithsonian Marine Station is part of the National Museum of Natural History and is a research center specializing in marine ecosystems of Florida. Research efforts focus on the Indian River Lagoon, a highly biodiverse estuary of national significance that spans 250 km along the east coast of Florida, and adjacent offshore waters, with comparative studies conducted throughout coastal Florida. Areas of research interest include the biology and ecology of seagrass, soft sediments, mangroves, oyster and coral reefs ecosystems, marine microbiology, chemical ecology, biogeochemistry and ocean acidification, and life histories of marine organisms. In 2023, one additional postdoctoral fellowship will be offered for research that utilizes confocal microscopy as an integral part of the fellow’s research program. A Zeiss LSM800 confocal laser scanning microscope with Airyscan is available on site.
Eligibility: Determination of the fellowship category for which to apply should be based on the anticipated academic level at the time the fellowship would begin: Senior Fellowships – Applicants must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent for at least 7 years. Applicants who have received the Ph.D. or equivalent before June 1, 2016 are eligible to apply for senior fellowships. Postdoctoral Fellowships – for scholars up to seven years beyond the Ph.D.
Term: 12-24 months. In accepting an appointment, the fellow is expected to be in residence at the Smithsonian Marine Station except for approved absences.
Stipend: $55,000 annually plus health insurance allowance and research allowance up to $5,000 annually
Information about and applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships at the National Museum of Natural History and at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce can be found here.
LINK FOUNDATION/SMITHSONIAN 12-WEEK GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (Deadlines for application are Nov 1st and May 1st)
Edwin and Marion Link
The Smithsonian Institution has had a long association with The Link Foundation dating back to the 1950's when Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Link established the Foundation in offices on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The Link Trainer, invented by Mr. Link in 1929, was the first successful flight simulator and truly a pioneer engineering effort that started a entirely new field of endeavor. Mr. Link later became interested in underwater exploration and developed the Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles. As one means of implementing policy, the Foundation makes grants to qualified nonprofit organizations interested in the mastery of the air and sea, and the development of energy resources and their conservation.
Each year since 1998, the Link Foundation has awarded 12-week graduate student fellowships to conduct marine science research at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Students work in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff - either resident Marine Station investigators, or marine scientists from other Smithsonian entities who carry out a part of their research at the Station. Review the staff pages of prospective graduate student advisors (Valerie Paul, Jennifer Sneed, Melanie McField) for their current projects and specific research interests.
Applications for Link Foundation/Smithsonian Institution 12-week Graduate Fellowships are due on November 1st this year. Detailed information about these awards may be found at the links below:
You must submit application through the website link below. Materials will not be accepted outside of that system.
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