The Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) at the University of Florida (UF) announce a competition for the Gordon and Betty Moore Visiting Fellowships to support non-degree training related to Amazon forest conservation at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The visiting fellowships are open to conservation professionals, researchers, university professors, and Ph.D. students who are residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, or Venezuela. Fellowships are for four to nine months in length and may start at any time between June and January.
Visiting Fellowship awards consist of a stipend of US$2,000 per month (prior to US federal tax withholding), plus the cost of any necessary UF tuition and fees. Additional funds for travel to and from UF, health insurance, and participation in field courses are also included. Limited financial support is available for enrollment in an intensive English language course to improve existing skills.While at UF, Fellows will develop individualized programs of study under the advisement of a UF faculty member. Fellows will be able to enroll in UF classes related to tropical forest conservation, participate in field courses conducted in the Andes-Amazon region, and utilize the UF Latin American Collection, one of the finest libraries on Latin America in the world. Fellows will be expected to offer seminars and/or workshops for UF students and faculty to share their expertise and experience on Amazon conservation.
Fellowship applicants will be judged according to their previous related work experience, conservation leadership, commitment to tropical forest conservation, and the clarity and specificity of their proposed plan of study. Preference will be given to applicants with at least three to five years of work experience and to those whose plan of study has a strong likelihood for resulting in written products, such as a journal or newspaper article, book, book chapter, working paper, etc. Please note that the fellowship is not intended to fund field research.
Moore Visiting Fellowships are made possible by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Deadline: March 10, 2008
Eligibility: To apply for a Moore Visiting Fellowship, you must:
- Be a legal resident of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname or Venezuela,
- Work as a conservation professional, researcher or university professor in the Andes-Amazon region or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a universiry in the Andes-Amazon region.
For application Information please see: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/TCD/nondegree.stm
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