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Earth Institute 2017 Fellowship Program At Columbia University, USA

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA invites applications from individuals who are dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.

Application Timeline: 

  • Application Opens: 28th August, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 31st October 2017 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Reference Letter Deadline: 9th November, 2017 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Eligible Countries: All

To Be Taken At (Country): New York City, USA

Type: Fellowship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Funding: EI Fellows will receive an annual salary of $61,800. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the fellowship. These funds can be used for relocation and moving expenses, as well as for computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.
  • External Funding: EI Fellows are encouraged to participate in the development and submission of research proposals in cooperation with their mentors, host research units, or other researchers. When doing so, they must follow all Columbia University rules applicable to postdoctoral scholars.
  • Visas: Columbia University only grants limited-term J1 visas for non-US citizens. Read more information on Columbia’s visa eligibility policies online.
  • Benefits: EI Fellows are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full-time employees. For more information, please visit Columbia’s Office of Human Resources online. The rules, regulations and policies that govern employment at Columbia are also listed on the website.
  • Housing: The Earth Institute does not provide housing allocation for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows may contact Columbia’s Housing Office for informal guidance on acquiring housing in the areas near the university.

Duration of Program: 2 years


  • Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects.
  • Candidates are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise.
  • In addition to submitting the application and proposal, candidates are encouraged to identify and contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment.

How To Apply:  To apply to the EI Fellows program candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Online Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Personal History
  • Research Proposal
  • 3 Recommendation Letters

Note: The Online application will be opened soon.

Visit The Fellowship Website For More Information

Award Providers: Earth Institute

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