Graduate and postdoctoral fellowships with The Nature Conservancy

Sprout and morning mistDuring the past few years, we at the ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes have had the pleasure of collaborating with The Nature Conservancy’s NatureNet Science Fellows Program and various ASU units to fund two postdoctoral research associates.

The NatureNet Science Fellows Program has continued to expand and again this year they have opened the fellowship to applicants from all accredited universities with the opportunity to receive research grants.

New this year, masters and PhD students are eligible to apply in addition to postdocs. Also, TNC is now fully funding these fellowships. The RFP closes on January 1, 2021.

Help us spread the word with your research network and any potential applicants who would be a great fit. Research stipend amounts for each category appear below and are available on the website, along with a program overview, project list, eligibility requirements and application instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Kassie Morton, Global Science Project Manager, Global Science, The Nature Conservancy at kassie.morton@tnc.org

2021 NatureNet Science Fellowship Program

The Nature Conservancy is pleased to solicit proposals for the NatureNet Science Fellowship. Open to graduate and postdoctoral students, NatureNet is a trans-disciplinary program that bridges academic excellence and conservation practice to support a new generation of climate change leaders who combine the rigor of academic science with real-world application.  

NatureNet Fellows support under-staffed TNC chapters, programs, and/or specialized projects adding new brands of science to the Conservancy’s work – science that blends ecology, biology, and natural resource management with climatology, physics, economics, business, chemistry, and engineering to ensure we are conducting the best analyses for rapid testing and deployment of conservation solutions. 

Fellows join the Conservancy in structured cohorts that participate in professional development and networking opportunities that are designed to create space for long-lasting relationships and collaborations. Fellows also receive dedicated guidance in creating professional development plans along with the connections, tools, and resources to help them explore specific career and personal goals they’d like to pursue during their fellowship term. 

Recognizing that The Nature Conservancy’s conservation mission is best advanced by the contributions of individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures — NatureNet encourages applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. Additionally, special consideration will be given to applicants working with academic mentors from historically black and tribal colleges, Hispanic serving institutions, and international universities from Africa, Asia, and Latin and South America. Applicants from any accredited college or university are welcome to apply. 

The request for proposals features graduate and post-doctoral opportunities. Please read the Eligibility and Award Terms carefully to determine the best fit for your research program. Applicants should identify a project from the available list on the application site. 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 

Eligible individuals will start a postdoctoral position by September 1 of the year they start the fellowship or hold a postdoctoral position, with at least two years remaining on the position, at an accredited university or research institution at the time of application. Postdoctoral Fellows may apply for a maximum research stipend totally $118,000 including 10.5% in indirect costs over two years. Fellowships are expected to run for two consecutive years. Second-year renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program. 

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 

At the time of application, eligible individuals (PhD or masters students) will be currently enrolled or will start a graduate position by September of the year they start the fellowship. PhD students should have at least two years remaining on the position. Master’s students at least one, but preference for those able to start their term by May 1. Graduate Fellows may apply for a maximum research stipend totally $74,000 including 10.5 percent in indirect costs over two years. Fellowships are expected to run for two consecutive years. Second-year renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program. 

Learn more and apply.