Earth is at a critical crossroads. While revolutionary advances in science and technology have lifted humanity to new heights of prosperity and longevity in many parts of the world.
The Fellows Program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues related to meeting global sustainable development goals. Postdoctoral fellows will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from a diverse group of Earth Institute research units and departments across Columbia University.
The Earth Institute is the world’s academic pioneer in mobilizing the sciences and public policy in pursuit of a sustainable future, especially for the world’s poor. More than 800 scientists are applying their expertise to reduce hunger, disease and environmental degradation, particularly in nations ravaged by the AIDS pandemic, climate change, and extreme poverty.
The Fellows Program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e., any of the social sciences, earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering sciences and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development and reducing environmental degradation, poverty, hunger and disease. The program offers a unique intellectual surrounding that fosters cross-disciplinary interaction, research and education. Earth Institute fellowships will ordinarily be granted for a period of 24 months.
Candidates should submit a proposal for research based in a core discipline or in a thematic area represented by the Cross-Cutting Initiatives of the Earth Institute. The proposal should indicate how the research will contribute to the goal of global sustainable development. Proposals may include participating in and/or contributing to an existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute project, an extension of an existing project, or a new project that connects existing Earth Institute expertise in innovative ways.
Application Deadline is December 1, 2010
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