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  • Earl S. Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Melanie Colón

    The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) located in the Republic of Panama is a division of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and maintains research facilities in different marine and terrestrial locations on the Isthmus of Panama. STRI invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the areas represented by its scientific staff. Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. One fellowship is awarded annually.


    In order to apply send a detailed research proposal with 1 page abstract and budget (less than 10 pages), a curriculum vitae, 2 letters of reference, names and telephone numbers of 3 additional professional references and reprints of most important papers. We suggest applicants consult with the STRI scientific staff member who will serve as their host before submitting final application. Staff and research interests are listed at http://www.stri.org. Annual stipend is $40,000 with yearly travel and research allotments. Deadline for submission: January 15. Starting date October 1.


    Applications consist of one (1) printed copy, plus one (1) electronic copy of all requested materials. The electronic copy should be submitted on a CD or by e-mail, as a SINGLE file in Word or preferably PDF, including proposal with budget and CV. Reference letters may also be submitted electronically.

    Send hard copy of the application to STRI/Office of Academic Programs, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002-0948 from the US/Europe or Apartado 0843-03092, Balboa, Panama from Latin America. Electronic version should be sent to fellows@si.edu.


    Awards are based upon merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age or condition of handicap of the applicant.

    Edited by Melanie Colón

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