The Harvard University Center for the Environment recently announced that it will name its first eight environmental fellows in March 2006. The fellows’ two-year postdoctoral program will start in September 2006, and applications are due by Jan. 15, 2006.
The center created the fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard resources in tackling complex environmental problems. The environmental fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty in any School or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University’s academic disciplines.
“The new Environmental Fellows Program is designed to support the most exciting environmental research at Harvard and to train the next generation of scholars,” said Harvard Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Daniel P. Schrag, who is the director of the center. “With participation from faculty members from around the University, this program encourages innovative projects that address some of the most complex research questions facing us today,” he added.
Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Candidates will propose a research program and secure a commitment from one or more Harvard faculty members to host the candidate’s work. Potential fellows should have received their terminal degree between May 2001 and September 2006 (fellows must have completed all requirements of their degree before starting work in September 2006). Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent in any field are eligible, and may propose research projects in any discipline. The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $50,000 plus health insurance, other benefits, and a $5,000 allowance for travel and professional expenses.