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Columbia University Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2020

The Earth Institute at Columbia University invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral fellowships that contribute to understanding critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.

Application Timeline: 

  • Application Opens: 26th August, 2019
  • Application Deadline: 30th October 2019 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Reference Letter Deadline: 8th November, 2019 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): New York City, USA

About the Award: The Earth Institute Postdoctoral 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. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows, often referred to as the EI Fellows, will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • 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.

]Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Funding:  EI Postdocs will receive an annual salary of $67,530. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the appointment. 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.
  • External Funding: EI Fellows are encouraged to participate in the development and submission of research proposals in cooperation with their mentors, host research units, or other researchers. When doing so, they must follow all Columbia University rules applicable to postdoctoral scholars.
  • Visas: Columbia University only grants limited-term J1 visas for non-US citizens. Read more information on Columbia’s visa eligibility policies online.
  • Benefits: EI Fellows are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full-time employees. For more information, please visit Columbia’s Office of Human Resources online. The rules, regulations and policies that govern employment at Columbia are also listed on the website.
  • Housing: The Earth Institute does not provide housing allocation for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows may contact Columbia’s Housing Office for informal guidance on acquiring housing in the areas near the university.

Duration of Program: 2 years

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.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Earth Institute

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