The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world’s developing countries.
International Grantmakers: Postings from over 500 grant makers, with regional coverage for the developing world.
Funding News: Application deadlines by months, subject areas, and forms of grant support.
Links and Resources: A strategic inclusion of information resources for grant seekers.
For grants on Biodiversity, Conservation and Wildlife: http://terravivagrants.org/category/biodiversity-conservation-wildlife/
Jessup funds are awarded competitively to students wishing to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. The Awards are not available for undergraduate study. Such studies may be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise. The McHenry Fund is similarly intended, but is restricted to botanists.
Please note that awards are restricted to those who wish to conduct their study here at the Academy. Requests for further information about the Fellowships should include whenever possible a return email address. Further, such requests will only be considered when submitted with a letter of support from your thesis supervisor.
These awards are intended to assist predoctoral and postdoctoral students within several years of receiving their Ph.D’s. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are ineligible.
Round-trip travel costs up to a total of $500.00 for North American (including Mexico and the Caribbean) applicants, and $1000.00 for applicants from other parts of the world, may be available but cannot be guaranteed. The minimum duration of an award is two (2) weeks; the maximum is sixteen (16) weeks. The stipend for subsistence is $375.00 per week. The provision of scientific supplies and equipment is the responsibility of the student and the sponsoring curator.
Applicants wishing to conduct research between April 1 and October 31 should apply by March 1;
Applicants wishing to conduct research between November 1 and March 31 should apply by October 1.
The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia is offering a unique opportunity for original postdoctoral or sabbatical research on the systematics of microscopic invertebrates with priority for the study of rotifers. The project must be based at the Academy, although fieldwork and visits to other museum collections are encouraged, and the scope should be narrow enough to permit completion during a period of up to twelve months.
The rotifer collection of the Academy is now the largest and most important of its kind in the western hemisphere, and has international significance (rotifer.ansp.org/rotifer.php). This collection was started during the 1930s and early 1940s by F. J. Myers, probably the most productive American rotifer taxonomist.
The following materials are required:
- curriculum vitae,
- statement of research interests,
- a 3-5 page description of the project (including salary request, research project costs, and a timeline);
- the names and contact information of three references.
Email any questions to: email@example.com
“Adaptation and Resilience of Spatial Ecological Networks to human-induced changes”
Anthropogenic environmental changes increasingly threaten biodiversity and ecosystem services, thus kindling a societal demand for predictions that ecology as a science has yet to answer. Available models are poorly suited to predicting the ecological effects of such changes because they ignore variation in species’ niche due to ecological interactions and evolution. Without understanding the functioning of ecological networks and how they are shaped by evolution, it is indeed difficult to predict how changes of the environment will cascade through ecosystems and make species traits evolve. Understanding the dynamics of ecological networks is a dual goal, both for fundamental research and for building informed programs on sustainable ecosystem services and species conservation. Accounting for species interactions and evolution to understand the consequences of global changes is the critical question we want to tackle through the post doc we propose here.
In this context, the post-doctoral fellow will develop models linking the coevolution of traits to the structure of ecological networks (both trophic and mutualistic networks). Such models will especially account for spatial aspects, i.e. heterogeneous landscapes and dispersal of individuals among habitat patches, and will focus on the structure of ecological communities emerging from evolutionary processes acting at the landscape scale. Modelling will be based on adaptive dynamics and/or theoretical quantitative genetics methods.
This job is supported by a larger ANR project ARSENIC (2015-2019) involving a network of 8 different labs, most of them in France. More precisely, this position will involve collaborations between the Ecology, Evolution & Paleontology lab in Lille and of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences in Paris.
The post-doctoral fellow will work at IEES Paris (Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Paris). IEES is a new laboratory that merges different aspects of ecology, such as evolutionary ecology, community ecology and functional ecology. The post-doc fellow would be part of the team “Ecology and Evolution of Interaction Networks” (team leader: Nicolas Loeuille).
Looking for: Candidates with a PhD in ecology, evolutionary biology or applied mathematics, with good skills in ecological modelling, theoretical ecology and evolutionary ecology; skills in game theory, adaptive dynamics or quantitative genetics modelling will be particularly appreciated.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
To apply, send a CV and a letter expressing why the project interests you to Nicolas Loeuille (firstname.lastname@example.org) and François Massol (email@example.com), and have two researchers you collaborated with send us reference letters.
There are 3 streams in The Oxford Doctoral Training Program in Environmental Research: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolutionary Processes; The Dynamic Earth, Surface Processes and Natural Hazards; The Physical Climate.
They are now open for applications for entry in October 2015, and expect to offer 24 – 30 four-year DPhil scholarships. The closing date will be 23 January 2015.
The GGI Buck Fellowships are two-year fellowships that include a 55% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and 45% commitment to other GGI related activities. The program aims to leverage question-driven, peer-reviewed research on biodiversity, evolution and ecology in order to accelerate the acquisition, genetic identification, and sequencing of vouchered genomes by collecting genomic quality samples from a strategically chosen synopsis representing all major lineages of Life. For more information on the Fellowship: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/blog/2014/10/08/calling-all-gene-genies/
Deadline for applicatins: by or on 1 December 2014. All proposals must adhere to the following requirements detailed below. If you have any questions please contact Katie Barker, GGI Program Coordinator, at GGI@si.edu.
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC)
Natural History Museum of Denmark and Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen
Announcement of 8 fixed-term Postdoc/PhD positions (2 -3 years):
1. Postdoc in Macroecology
2. Postdoc in Marine Macroecology
3. Postdoc in Comparative Phylogeography
4. Postdoc in Macroevolution
5. Postdoc in Community Ecology
6. Postdoc in Theoretical Community Ecology
7. Postdoc in Experimental and Environmental Economics
8. PhD in Bird Movement
Inquiries from prospective applicants for a Marie Curie fellowship are welcome.
For more details: http://macroecology.ku.dk/opportunities_new/