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Fellowship for Postdoc program; at Earth Institute of Columbia University; in USA

Earth Institute Columbia University offers postdoctoral fellowship for US and international applicants. Fellowship program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.

The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development.

The Earth Institute was established at Columbia University in 1995. The research institute’s stated mission is to address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with particular focus on sustainable development and the needs of the world’s poor.

All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation.

Scholarship Award: EI Fellows will receive an annual salary of $61,800. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the fellowship. These funds can be used for relocation and moving expenses, as well as for computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.

Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, candidates must have received their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the fellowship. Gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Nationality: The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Candidates must have received their doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

How to Apply: To apply, candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to the goal of global sustainable development. Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects. Candidates are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise. In addition to submitting the application and proposal, candidates are encouraged to identify and contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment. Candidates must submit the following documents

  • Online Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Personal History
  • Research Proposal
  • 3 Recommendation Letters

Application Form

Deadline: October 31, 2017.

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