Charles Bullard Fellowship in Forest Research in USA, 2014/15

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University is funding research fellowship in USA. US citizens and international Fellows can apply for this fellowship. The fellowship covers stipends, fellowship location, taxes, travel reimbursement, supplies budget, health insurance and international fellows. Fellowship may start at any time after September 1 and must be between 6 and 12 months in duration. Online application must be send by February 1 in any given year.. The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law.The Fellowship program may make available to qualified individuals a wide range of opportunities for research in the several divisions of Harvard University; this is its unique and greatest virtue. Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy.. This fellowship is for pursuing research level at Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Research areas include, for example, forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soils, forest resource management, conservation and biodiversity issues, environmental policy, industrial ecological issues and management processes, forest land planning and public policy.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Bullard Fellowships are generally awarded to individuals in mid
· career who have established themselves in academia, public service, or in the private sector.
· For those in academic careers, preference is ordinarily given to holders of doctoral degrees, but others whose projects show promise of important contributions to forestry and forest studies, broadly defined, will be considered in terms of the likelihood that study and research at Harvard will help fulfill this promise.
· Judgments of the Committee are based primarily on the quality of the applicant’s professional accomplishments, academic record, and potential benefits from interaction with the Harvard community and its institutional resources.
· Please note: This is not a post
· doctoral program; recent PhD graduates are generally not appropriate candidates for a Bullard Fellowship.
Benefits of the scholarship: The Fellowships carry stipends up to $40,000 or more if necessary; the amount of each award depends on the professional status and needs of the recipient and the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows have the option of having the award paid either to themselves or to the Fellow’s employer. In most cases, the stipend will supplement income received for devoting a period to research, e.g., sabbatical leave pay for an individual in academic life, appointments with federal support for training of individuals in federal public service, or educational leave with pay for individuals in the private sector. In preparing your stipend request, please consider the information regarding costs discussed in the following sections: Fellowship Location, Taxes, Travel Reimbursement, Supplies Budget, Health Insurance and International Fellows.Travel Reimbursement: All Bullard Fellows will be reimbursed for the costs of one round trip travel between their Fellowship site location and their home base. Reimbursement will be either the actual airfare or mileage (at rate determined by the IRS) between the two, which ever one is lower. Bullards are responsible for the travel costs of any people accompanying them. Supplies Budget Each fellow is allocated up to $500 in support for related supplies of their Bullard Fellowship Activities.International Fellows International researchers have additional considerations when applying for a Bullard Fellowship, such as the visa process, logistics, and financial implications. All potential international Bullards should consult the Harvard International Office web site, which includes information about visa policies, taxes and health insurance, as well as other helpful topics. Costs specific to international scholars vary with the length of the fellowship but include visas (up to $1,500 per person), up to 14% income taxes, health insurance (~$2,000/6 months for an individual, or ~$6,000/6 months for a family of 3 or more), and the travel to the United States for their families. International scholars are required to have health insurance coverage for themselves and members of their family as a condition of their visa.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowships may start at any time after September 1 and must be between 6 and 12 months in duration.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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