The Earth Institute at Columbia University seeks applications from innovative postdoctoral candidates or recent Ph.D., M.D., and J.D. recipients interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The program is open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. All doctoral requirements must be fulfilled and the degree awarded before the start of the fellowship.
The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides scholars with the opportunity to acquire the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues in the field of sustainable development such as food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. Candidates who have developed cross-disciplinary approaches during their graduate studies will find numerous, unique opportunities to engage in research programs at the leading edge of sustainable development.
Candidates must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to global sustainable development. Candidates may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing Earth Institute projects, or develop new projects that connect Earth Institute expertise.
The deadline to submit applications is November 15, 2012 for fellowships starting in the fall of 2013. Fellowships are ordinarily granted for a period of 24 months.