The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2017/2018

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The Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship program is the premier program in the world for those dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development. Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows, often referred to as the EI Fellows, will join multidisciplinary teams of outstanding, committed scientists from across the Earth Institute and Columbia University.

Sponsor: The Earth Institute

Fellowship Benefits

  • An annual salary of $61,800
  • A research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term to cover relocation and moving expenses, computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.


November 1, 2016


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must…

  • Have received your doctoral degrees (Ph.D., M.D. or J.D.) within five years prior to the start of the appointment.
  • be ready to fulfill all doctoral requirements and the degree awarded before the start of the fellowship.
  • Note that gaps in employment or studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Either be a U.S. or non-U.S. citizen


To apply for the Earth Institute Fellowship Program 2017/2018, you’re required to note the following:

  1. You must complete the online application and submit a proposal for research that would contribute to the goal of global sustainable development. Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects.
  1. You are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise.
  1. You are encouraged to identify and contact your desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom you would like to work during your appointment.
  1. Click here for the application procedure

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Fellowship Official Page.


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