Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Graham Sustainability Institute
University of Michigan Dow Sustainability Fellows Program
The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program is designed to create a new generation
of sustainability scholars who understand the necessity of collaborating across
disciplines and sectors to address and solve complex sustainability challenges.
With this in mind, the program is seeking proposals from postdoctoral scholars
committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability
solutions on local-to-global scales.
Applications due: December 15, 2012
THE AWARD: Each year, up to 10 full-time postdoctoral scholars will be selected
for this Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, each of whom will receive an
annual stipend of at least $52,000, U-M medical and dental benefits, and
access to $2,000-5,000 per year for travel and research. This is a two-year
fellowship that follows the academic cycle (September to August), with the
first cohort beginning in September 2013.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The program seeks accomplished,
connected, and motivated candidates working on sustainability issues at the
interface of the social sciences/humanities and the natural/physical/
engineering sciences. Successful candidates should be at the beginning
of their academic careers, having received their Ph.D. or comparable
professional or artistic degree within four years of the fellowship start date
(see RFP for more details). Non-US citizens may apply. Fellows must be
in residence in Ann Arbor for the academic year (September – May) and
participate in Dow Postdoctoral Program activities. Reasonable absences
for field work may be allowed but must be disclosed and approved by the
program director in advance.
THE COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS: Dow Sustainability Fellows become
part of a “Community of Scholars” who regularly interact to exchange
ideas and perspectives. As part of an effort to encourage interdiscipinary
thinking and collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are required to engage
in monthly seminars and related activities and are encouraged to mentor
doctoral and masters/professional degree Dow Fellows as appropriate.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Eligible candidates are asked to apply online at
www.sustainability.umich.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship. See the Request
for Proposals (online PDF) for details about application components. As part
of the application process, candidates must identify an active U-M faculty
member who has agreed to serve as their mentor during the fellowship
period. Faculty members are limited to serving as the formal mentor for only
one applicant per application cycle.
Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.