Type of Funding
Harvard University invites mid-career professionals engaged in forestry or forest-related work or research to apply for the residential Charles Bullard Fellowship Program 2019-2020, which allows scholars and administrators to carry out advanced research and study at either Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts or at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts for between 6 and 12 months, anytime after 1 September 2019.
Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy. The fellowship will accept 5 to 7 recipients a year.
The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law.
The Fellowships provide stipends of up to US$60,000, with the quantum being dependent on the professional status and needs of the recipient and the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows have the option of having the award paid either to themselves or to the Fellow’s employer. In most cases, the stipend will supplement income received for devoting a period to research, e.g., sabbatical leave pay for an individual in academic life, appointments with federal support for training of individuals in federal public service, or educational leave with pay for individuals in the private sector.
Bullard Fellows will be reimbursed for the costs of 1 round trip travel between their Fellowship site location and their home base. Reimbursement will be either the actual airfare or mileage, whichever one is lower. Bullards are responsible for the travel costs of any people accompanying them. Each fellow is allocated up to US$500 in support for related supplies of their Bullard fellowship activities.
Applicants should be mid-career individuals who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector. For those in academic careers, preference is given to holders of doctoral degrees, but others whose projects show promise of important contributions to forestry and forest studies will be considered in terms of the likelihood that study and research at Harvard will help fulfill this promise. As this is not a post-doctoral program, recent PhD graduates are not appropriate candidates for a Bullard Fellowship.
Applicants will be judged on their professional accomplishments, academic record, and potential benefits from interaction with the Harvard community and its institutional resources.
Applications are to be done online by 15 January 2019.