Announcing the 2020 Byrd Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University announces the 2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers. This program was established through a major gift from the Byrd Foundation in memory of Rear Admiral Richard and Marie Byrd. This program provides fellowships for postdoctoral researchers with superior academic backgrounds and who are pursuing advanced research on topics relevant to polar and alpine environments as well as global climate change. Postdoctoral fellows must have received their Ph.D. within five years of selection and are expected to be in residence at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center during the tenure of their fellowship.

Each Byrd Fellow is mentored by a Center investigator with whom they collaborate on research of mutual interest. Those interested in applying should, therefore, first contact potential mentors to discuss possible projects and determine how their proposed research will complement the wide range of existing BPCRC programs. A listing of current Byrd Center researchers and their specialties can be found at The fellowship is for 18 months and provides a competitive stipend and a research and travel allowance.

Applications should be sent to the Byrd Fellowship Committee, and must be received no later than January 31, 2021. Selection of fellowship recipients will be made by March 15, 2021. Each application must include a statement of general research interests, a detailed description (fewer than 5 pages) of the specific research project to be conducted during the term of the fellowship, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In addition a letter of support from the BPCRC mentor is required. Reference letters and the letter of support from the BPCRC mentor should be requested by the applicant but sent directly to BPCRC. Fellowship appointments may start on the first day of any month between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:

2020 Byrd Fellowship Committee
c/o Michele Cook
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, The Ohio State University
1090 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1002

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era Veterans, disabled Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of a background check is required for all final candidates.

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