The Liber Ero Fellowship is now open for applications to support exceptional post-doctoral researchers from any country based at a Canadian institution doing research on pressing conservation issues for Canada.
- The fellowship will consist of 2 years of support (the second year contingent upon satisfactory progress) with a $70,000/yr. stipend and a $15,000 annual travel and research budget.
- Note: The Liber Ero Fellowship Program does not consider itself to be the employer of the postdoctoral fellows and does not cover the employer portion of benefits, if it is the policy of the host institution to classify the fellow as an employee. They recommend that applicants discuss with their prospective primary mentor, in advance, the potential sources of funds for the employer portion, if applicable (sources vary by hosting organization and could include institutional support, funding from the mentor, and contributions from the employee).
- Eligible scholars will be natural or social science researchers, who have received their PhD prior to the start of the fellowship. Applicants should propose to be based at a Canadian conservation or academic institution and conduct their research primarily in Canada. However, Canadian citizenship is not required – researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Applicants will identify a mentorship team of at least one academic and at least one conservation practitioner mentor. Applicants are encouraged to identify the mentor team early in their proposal to foster a meaningful collaboration.
- They encourage applications from members of groups that have historically been marginalized, based on their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, racialization, disability, and/or status as First Nations, Métis, Inuit or Indigenous.
For more information, visit http://liberero.ca/fellowship-details/