[Coral-List] Coral Reef and Marine Science Foundation 2005 Doctoral Fellowship

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Sep 16 07:32:25 EDT 2004


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Subject:  Coral Reef and Marine Science Foundation 2005 Doctoral Fellowship
From: "Andrew Baker" <abaker at wcs.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:11:25 -0400
To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>

Call for Applications

Coral Reef and Marine Science Foundation 2005 Doctoral Fellowship

The Coral Reef and Marine Science Foundation provides financial support 
for field-intensive coral reef research by outstanding PhD students 
enrolled at US universities.  This is the inaugural year of the 
Fellowship, which is expected to be awarded annually from 2005 onwards.

Applications are invited for the 2005 Fellowship from students who are 
enrolled in a PhD program at a US university.  Preference will be given 
to students in the second or third year of their graduate program. The 
proposal must involve significant field work on coral reefs and funding 
will run for up to two years. The Fellowship provides support for travel 
and field expenses but does not provide stipend support. The Fellowship 
is not intended to support research or travel by the Fellow's PhD advisor.

The value of the 2005 Fellowship is $6,000 per year ($12,000 maximum).

The closing date for applications is 1 NOVEMBER 2004. It is expected 
that decisions will be made by early 2005 and funds will be released to 
successful applicants shortly thereafter.

Selection Criteria:

1. Significance, quality and innovation of the proposed research.
2. The applicant's academic and research record.
3. Feasibility of the proposed research within the limitations of budget 
and safety regulations.
4. Efficient usage of Fellowship funds.
5. Evidence that sufficient funding will be available to complete the 
project as planned, or presentation of a contingency plan for amending 
the project if additional funding does not become available.

Conditions of award:

1. A progress report must be submitted each year, including details of 
expenditure and revised budget estimates for the coming year(s). 
Subsequent funding depends upon suitable progress.
2. Any funds unspent at the end of each Fellowship year must be returned 
to the Foundation unless Fellowship administrators approve carry-over 
3. Successful applicants must provide evidence of enrollment in a PhD 
program to undertake research on a topic related to coral reefs
4. Successful applicants must provide evidence that they have adequate 
support to complete their field research during the tenure of the 

Submission of applications:

The Fellowship is administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society in 
New York (www.wcs.org) with funding from the Coral Reef and Marine 
Science Foundation.  Application forms can be downloaded from 
www.wcs.org/marine/crmsf and should be submitted by email to 
crmsf at wcs.org as an attachment in Word (.doc or .rtf format) using the 
font settings used in the original application form.

The applicant's curriculum vitae must be sent as a separate attachment, 
and a confidential letter of recommendation from the student's 
advisor(s) must be sent in a separate email directly from the advisor to 
crmsf at wcs.org. This letter should indicate the suitability of the 
applicant, the acceptability of the proposed research and how closely 
involved the supervisor will be with the project. The advisor's email 
must also meet the application deadline.

Late applications and those in which word and page allowances are 
exceeded will not be considered. Receipt of applications will be 
acknowledged by email within seven working days.

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrew Baker or Dr. Roy 
Caldwell at the addresses below.

Andrew Baker
Wildlife Conservation Society
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation MC5557, Columbia 
University 1200 Amsterdam Avenue New York, New York 10027, USA
Telephone: (212) 854-8184
Fax: (212) 854-8188
Email: abaker at wcs.org

Roy Caldwell
Department of Integrative Biology #3140
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA  94720-3140, USA
Telephone:  (510) 642-1391
Fax:  (510) 643-6264
Email:  4roy at socrates.berkeley.edu

Andrew C. Baker, Ph.D.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation
Columbia University, MC5557
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, New York 10027, USA
Voice: (+1) 212 854-8184
Fax: (+1) 212 854-8188

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