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Senior Research Fellowship

The Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University - 2009-2010- Fellowship Program for distinguished faculty, senior scholars, and practitioners

(Senior research fellowships have been suspended for the 2010-2012 academic years)

The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Michael Oppenheimer, director) announces its 2009-2010 Senior Fellowship program. STEP will award fellowships accompanied by one-half year support at full salary or full year at half salary to eligible, distinguished faculty, scholars and practitioners. These awards are designed to promote advanced research at the science/policy interface in any of these areas: global climate change, global environmental governance, energy policy, air pollution, conservation biology and ecology, bioethics and biotechnology, environmental health and disease, environmental economics, science and security policy and information security. We seek candidates whose interests complement those of STEP faculty. Outstanding faculty, independent scholars, and practitioners anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. The fellows program is open to all regardless of citizenship.

STEP fellows will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with STEP faculty, other fellows, researchers and students and to participate in the various activities of the STEP program including faculty graduate seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. As part of the fellowship experience, STEP fellows will be involved in some of the following activities: participation on a university sponsored research project, collaboration with STEP faculty on projects of mutual interest, attendance at STEP seminars, and participation in meetings with STEP students, faculty, and postdocs.

Salaries vary according to individual circumstances, but will not exceed a maximum that is set each fall. Rank is contingent upon qualifications. Applicants not on leave from other positions will be eligible for employee benefits; others will be eligible for health insurance only. Applicants interested in teaching a seminar at Princeton University during their visit should so indicate.

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter (no more than 1,000 words) describing their proposed activities while at Princeton. On a separate sheet of paper, applicants should submit a confidential statement indicating (1) their salaries (not including summer research support) for the current academic year and (2) financial support available to them from their home institutions, other grantors, and any other sources during their time at Princeton. Send all materials via email to Charles Crosby at The review process will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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Candidates may choose to complete the “Invitation to Self-Identify” form. Providing the self-identification information is completely voluntary and declining to submit the information will not adversely affect your candidacy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.