Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship At Harvard University

Candidates with a PhD and relevant research experience in taxonomy or systematics are invited to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. The fellowship program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Candidates will benefit form a $55,000 annual stipend and additional research and travel support. The deadline is on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Through a generous founding gift from Edward O. Wilson, Faculty-Curator Emeritus and University Research Professor Emeritus, and with support from additional donors, the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University has established the E.O. Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme.

This programme supports postdoctoral researchers to pursue the discovery and formal taxonomic description of Earth’s animal species.  

Preference will be given to applicants not currently affiliated with Harvard University, and to those who have received their doctoral degree within the previous three years.

Researchers will benefit from an annual stipend of $55,000 and an annual research and travel allowance of $4,000.

The deadline is on Thursday 30th September 2021.


Main Criteria

Candidates should provide a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a research budget.

Applications will be evaluated by a committee of Harvard faculty who will prioritize the following in the selection process:

  • The likelihood that the proposed work will result in the discovery and formal taxonomic description of animal species new to science.
  • Fully developed and well thought out research programs with significance of proposed research clearly highlighted.
  • The use of integrative methodologies that combine several data types in crafting solutions to taxonomic problems.
  • A strong academic record of taxonomic/systemics research.

Find out more now.

More great opportunities here:

The Getty Foundation Funded Residence

Support us!

All your donations will be used to pay the magazine’s journalists and to support the ongoing costs of maintaining the site.


paypal smart payment button for simple membership

Share this post

Interested in co-operating with us?

We are open to co-operation from writers and businesses alike. You can reach us on our email at cooperations@youth-time.eu/magazine@youth-time.eu and we will get back to you as quick as we can.

Where to next?

What is Young Enterprise and should you take part?

Young Enterprise (YE) is a UK-based national charity that specializes in financial and enterprise education. While Young Enterprise runs a wide range of different activities and opportunities, this article will…