Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship

RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that conducts independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues.

Resources for the Future (RFF) will award resident fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year in honor of Gilbert F. White, retired chairman of the RFF Board of Directors, distinguished geographer, and statesman of science. The fellowships are intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural resources, energy, or the environment.

Social scientists as well as natural scientists interested in policy-relevant interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Because fellows will interact closely with RFF researchers, selection criteria will
include the nature of the applicant’s proposed research program and how it fits with RFF work in progress.

The award is open to individuals in any discipline who have completed their doctoral
requirements by the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year. Teaching and/or research experience at the postdoctoral level is preferred though not essential. Individuals holding positions in government as well as at academic institutions are eligible.

Duration: Gilbert White Fellows are normally in residence at RFF for 11 months.

Stipend: Fellows receive an annual stipend based upon their current salary and also receive research support, office facilities at RFF, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for moving or living expenses. This stipend may be supplemented by other sources if the supplement does not divert the fellow from his or her research. Typically, visiting fellows have sabbatical support from their home institutions. Fellowships do not provide medical insurance or other RFF fringe benefits. Neither Social Security nor tax payments are deducted from the stipend.
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