Smith Fellows Conservation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that provides support for outstanding early-career scientists who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management, improving and expanding their research skills while directing their efforts towards conservation problems of pressing concern for the United States.The fellowship also includes program-sponsored professional development retreats that provide opportunities to cultivate skills typically not covered during their academic education, including trainings focused on leadership, communications, networking, and policy making. The deadline for receipt of application materials is 8 September 2017. The Program expects to select five Fellows in January 2018 for appointments to start between March and September 2018. Fellowship awards include an annual salary of $55,000, benefits, and generous travel and research budgets