The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) is pleased to announce the availability of Doctoral Fellowships in Conservation Science. Two fellowships, the ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellow, and The Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellow, will be offered in fall 2018 for students with a B.S. or M.S. in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology or a related field, and whose research interests coincide with scholars from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and George Mason University. Prospective candidates must qualify for admission to a conservation-focused Ph.D. program at George Mason University. Support will be provided for five years with a stipend of $28,000/year, health insurance, and tuition remission for a defined number of credits.

Preference will be given to applicants who will work on a research project involving collaboration between Mason and Smithsonian investigators and whose mentor(s) are actively collaborating with SMSC (e.g., accepting practicum/research students, unpaid instruction). Further, awardees will be required to acknowledge SMSC and the donor on all publications and presentations resulting from work completed while funded by these fellowships. SMSC will construct marketing material showcasing the awardees and their work and will ask them to meet annually with the donors.

More information here: http://smconservation.gmu.edu/2017/08/smsc-doctoral-fellowships-in-conservation-science/

Deadline: February 5, 2018.

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