|Award Name||Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program|
|Value||$75,000/year stipend + $15,000 annual travel and research budget|
This post-doctoral fellowship seeks to support early-career scientists to conduct and communicate world-class research that informs conservation and management issues relevant to Canada. For instance, post-doctoral scholars are encouraged to confront emerging management challenges that are time sensitive or tackle ‘wicked’ conservation problems with novel analyses, perspectives, and collaborations. Conservation science includes natural, social, and interdisciplinary research pursuits.
The Liber Ero Fellowship program aims to:
- Facilitate applied conservation research collaborations that links institutions, researchers, and conservation practitioners.
- Provide support and unique training opportunities for emerging conservation leaders at a critical stage in their careers.
- Increase the capacity of the Canadian scientific community to address pressing conservation and management issues.
Eligible scholars will be natural or social science researchers, who have received their PhD prior to the start of the fellowship. Applicants should propose to be based at a Canadian conservation or academic institution and conduct their research primarily in Canada. However, Canadian citizenship is not required – researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Applicants will identify a mentorship team of at least one academic and at least one conservation practitioner mentor. Applicants are encouraged to identify the mentor team early in their proposal to foster a meaningful collaboration.
- Cover letter (maximum of one page).
- Research proposal (maximum of four pages). Must include:
- Project title
- Conservation problem
- Methods (minimum one page)
- Statement highlighting past accomplishments demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to conservation science, outreach, and collaborations (maximum of 500 words).
- Diversity statement describing applicant’s past and/or potential commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity through research, teaching, service, outreach, or any other activities (maximum of 250 words).
- Copy of the applicant’s CV, listing relevant publications, grants, and experiences.
- Letters of support from proposed academic and conservation practitioner mentors, a minimum of two. In cases where there are multiple academic mentors, a joint letter is encouraged, when possible (ditto for cases involving multiple conservation practitioner mentors).
- Letters of support from two referees who are familiar with your conservation research and leadership strengths (these should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org by your referees; do not include these in your pdf).
How to Apply
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature. Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to email@example.com, five days prior to agency deadline.
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.
Office of Research Services
FSc Research Services