Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Established in honour of the late Earle J.D. Webster, the Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Sciences was created to fun ground-breaking environmental science research toward making a better planet. Webster attended OAC in 1927, and later went on to distinguish himself as an elementary school educator and author. He showed lifelong interest in both geology and forestry.

The Webster Post-Doctoral Fellowship awards 50,000 to a faculty member to support the salary and benefits of the successful nominee.The award provides an annual salary of approximately 41,000 for a post-graduate researcher who is within 5 years of completing their PhD, supervised by an existing faculty member in the School of Environmental Sciences.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of demonstrated research excellence in subject areas related to environmental sciences, with special preference for ground-breaking work towards making a better planet. Preference will be giving to research in natural resource management (including forestry and geology).

The award may only be held once by a Fellow for a period of one year. The funds shall not be used to support research in the area of genetically-modified food, commercial fertilizers, pesticides or nano-particles.

The applicant should apply by email to the OAC Awards Committee (oacaward@uoguelph.ca) and the Associate Dean, External (vanacker@uoguelph.ca) by April 15. Included in the application should be an academic CV, a letter of support from the sponsoring faculty member and a research proposal for the project(s) to be undertaken during the Fellowship year.

Sarah Baldwin, Awards OAC Dean's Office Johnston Hall, 130 University of Guelph 50 Stone Rd. E. Guelph, ON  N1G 2W1 Phone: 519-824-4120 x52284 Fax: 519-763-1423

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