2017 Polar Scientist in Residency Fellowship, Sitka Sound Science Center

Sitka, Alaska 

Organization: Sitka Sound Science Center

Type of opportunity: Fellowship

Duties: This program, funded by the National Science Foundation to attract pre-eminent polar and subarctic scientists to Sitka, offers several one month-long fellowships for polar and subarctic scientists each year. SIRF Fellows must spend the full month in Sitka with one week largely assigned to outreach and education in the classroom (all grade levels) and community presentations. Fellows should be prepared for community engagement as the atmosphere in this rural, coastal town is conducive to direct conversations and interactions.  As part of the fellowship Fellows will be required to participate in science communication training to enhance their communication skills specific to rural Alaska.

Desired qualifications: PSIRF is limited to US Citizens and is intended for mid-career scientists (not graduate students). Scientists live on the Sheldon Jackson Campus, now owned and operated by the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and are provided office and laboratory space at the Science Center. The short sabbatical will allow scientists undisturbed time that can be used in a variety of ways: data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, collaboration, or simply thoughtful process.

Start and end dates: One-month, spring or fall of 2017

Salary/pay: Each SIRF Fellow will receive a $2,400 stipend, private accommodation at SSSC housing (usually an efficiency apartment), and domestic travel expenses (not to exceed $1,400).

Link to more information: Read more information online or download the announcement and application.

How to apply: Please submit your application materials to Lauren Bell at lbell@sitkascience.org.

Application deadline: April 1, 2016

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