Graduate Fellowship USDA Funded, National Needs Program

 

We are seeking high quality, motivated individuals to be recruited in a USDA funded National Needs Fellowship (NNF) Program. The goal of this program is to educate outstanding and diverse Fellows with a focus on forest and agricultural sustainability and resilience. Three graduate fellowships at the M.S. level and one at the Ph.D. level will available starting at the fall of 2013. Potential research area in this NNF program includes: forest ecosystem resilience, impact of land use and land change on weeds and invasive species, sustainable water resources, sustainable agriculture and biofuel production, and socio-economic behavior and policy development. Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources offers nationally ranked programs (7th overall in Forestry and Forest Science and 13th overall in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the 2010 NRC ranking). Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged. Inquiries on the position should be directed to Dr. Songlin Fei (sfei@purdue.edu).

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or nationals of the United States with good academic standing.

Stipend: Fellowships are awarded at $18,500 (M.S.) and $24,500 (Ph.D.). Purdue University also provides a tuition waiver and health care benefits.

Application: Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, and letters from three references. Complete instructions can be found at www.ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/gradeadminguide.aspx. Applications should reference to the fellowship in order to be considered.

 

 Graduate Fellowship NSF Funded, Macrosystems Biology PRIDE Project

 

We are seeking high quality, motivated individuals to be recruited in a NSF funded Macrosystems Biology PRIDE Project.  This project uses a new functional-trait based research framework that incorporates all three major invasion components (i.e., the invader, the recipient system, and drivers that facilitate the invader) with the consideration of temporal progression and spatial dependency. Two postdoctoral fellows, 2 PRIDE Fellows (PhD), 6 Undergraduate Scholars, and 4 internships will be recruited to conduct invasive species research. All positions are available starting 2013. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged.  Inquiries on the position should be directed to Dr. Songlin Fei (sfei@purdue.edu).

Postdocs: We are seeking two postdocs in this project. Postdoc one will study the linkages among invasion components and explore their cross-scale interactions and postdoc two will examine the functional traits associated with invasive species.  Applications should include a letter of interest, CV and three references.

PhD Fellows: We are seeking two PhD fellows to study the distribution pattern and traits of invasive species and the association with biological, physiographical, and social factors. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, and letters from three references. Complete instructions can be found at www.ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/gradeadminguide.aspx. Applications should reference to the fellowship in order to be considered. Deadline for fall 2013 admission is March 1, 2013.

Internships: Four students (either undergraduate or graduate) will be recruited to spend 6-10 weeks at a USFS field station or at Purdue University to work on this project. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, and three references.
Purdue Forestry & Natural Resources offers nationally ranked programs (7th overall in Forestry and Forest Science and 13th overall in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the 2010 NRC ranking).

 

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