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Smithsonian Institution and Conservation International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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The Smithsonian and Conservation International are embarking on a partnership to leverage the resources of both institutions to tackle landscape and seascape scale conservation challenges. With a rapidly changing global environment, it is imperative that we develop science-based solutions to address the biodiversity loss and climate change that is impacting the landscapes and seascapes upon which we depend for our livelihoods. We are looking for a fellow to help us advance this ambitious partnership; an individual that can bring together science, conservation and action to identify what’s working in conservation. We are seeking someone to innovate new methods to expedite the implementation of solutions, and develop metrics that allow us to measure impact and demonstrate the value of conservation to people and nature, allowing for economic and ecological prosperity.

Successful applicants should have a solid background in environmental sciences, possess strong analytical skills, have a keen interest in or experience with social science and transdisciplinary conservation, and approach conservation challenges from a systems perspective. Concept notes and proposals should have clear conservation applications.

Because this Fellowship is designed to directly support ongoing conservation science programs, interested applicants are asked to design their approach in a brief, one page, concept note to address one of the research topics below. Please indicate in which topic(s) you are interested. A successful concept note should demonstrate how the candidate will utilize existing data, collect new data sets (preferred) and/or adapt/innovate protocols/metrics to identify conservation solutions that have real world applicability. If your concept note is approved you will be invited to submit a full proposal. Deadline for concept note submission is March 4, 2019. Concept notes should be emailed to WLS@si.edu.

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