Earl S. Tupper 3-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship.

We strongly encourage applicants in disciplines including ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities; proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. The annual stipend is $48,000.

All candidates must submit a single application for a 12-month SI Postdoctoral Fellowship through SOLAA. A separate addendum should be sent to STRI describing how you would use a second and third year, plus an updated budget for all three years of the project. The addendum should include the following information:

  • A one-page description of objectives and research activities for the third year (font size 12 pts, single spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 paper size).
  • A detailed budget for each of the three years. The annual research/travel allowance for 3-Year Fellows is not expected to exceed $8,000.00. However, all applicants should submit a realistic research budget. If the budget exceeds this amount, then a detailed funding model (including the expected sources of matching funds) should be included as part of the entire budget and in the justification.

Candidates must des ignate a staff member to serve as STRI host/advisor and two additional co-advisors who can review the proposal. Applicants should consult with the STRI scientific staff member who will serve as their host/advisor before submitting a final  application.

Awards are based upon merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age or condition of handicap of the applicant.

Application date
1 Dec 2017
3 years
America Panama
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Social sciences Environmental Sciences Geography Other Biology Chemistry
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Award granted
US$ 48.000