Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level research
  • Eligible Region/Countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 00
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration Max 2 Years

Opportunity Description

The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University offers Edward O.Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship program to support postdoctoral researchers at MCZ to pursue the discovery and formal taxonomic description of Earth’s animal species. Fellows will be working under the supervision fo one or more MCZ faculty curators who will provide office, access to lab facilities, and necessary research support.


Program details:

Location: Harvard University

Fellowship benefits:

the fellowship offers:

  • annual stipend of $55,000
  • 4000 USD for research and travel
  • Duration: max 2 years

 Who can apply?

Applicants meeting the following criteria can apply to E.O Wilson Biodiversity postdoctoral fellowship:

  • hold a Ph.D. with relevant research experience in taxonomy and /or systematics
  • Meet all formal requirements for the doctoral degree before fellowship.
  • Both US and Non-US citizens can apply to this fellowship
  • Applicants should identify a minimum of one faculty-curator who has agreed to supervise the fellowship.

Criteria for Selection


Required documents:

  • a cover letter no longer than ONE page
  • Research Proposal (max 4 pages) describing:
    • the nature and scope of the proposed research project;
    • the approach and methods to be employed;
    • how existing MCZ collections would be utilized and augmented with new specimens;
    • laboratory and equipment requirements;
    • the proposed MCZ faculty-curator sponsor, and
    • likely products (publications, etc.) to be completed by the end of the fellowship period.
  • Research Budget anticipation (one page ) (Otpional)
  • CV (max 3 pages)
  • up to five pertinent publications (optional)
  • Three recommendation letters from scientists (submitted separately through online system).

How to apply?

Applicants should apply online through Harvard academic recruiting information system (ARieS).

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