Graduate Ethnobiology Research Fellowships

Society of Ethnobiology Announces 3 New Graduate Ethnobiology Research Fellowships

The Executive Board of the Society of Ethnobiology is delighted to announce three new funded graduate research fellowships.  We invite applications from graduate student members. See http://ethnobiology.org/news/soe-announces-3-new-graduate-ethnobiology-research-fellowships for more details.

Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support study of ethnobiology in traditional societies including folk foods, artisanship, wildlife knowledge, medicinal knowledge, craft-making, music, and related areas of ecological knowledge.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website.  The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Ecological Knowledge Research Fellowship one time.

Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered. This award is to support ethnobiological scholarship by indigenous investigators in areas such as folk foods, artisanship, environment and religion, wildlife knowledge, ethnomedicine, craft-making, music, and other areas of ethnobiology.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website.  The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Indigenous Ethnobiologist Fellowship one time.

Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship: $750, annual competition.  Deadline, October 15.  Applicants must be members of the Society and active students in a university graduate program in a field related to ethnobiology to be considered.  This award is to support study of ethnobiology in urban settings, such as research related to foods, urban-rural food interactions, urban wildlife, gardening, and related areas of urban culture–environment relationships.  Application requires a research proposal of 1500 words or less with a short, line-item budget, official university transcripts, a letter of recommendation from the student’s major professor, and, as appropriate, documentation of Institutional Review Board approval through their college or university.  If awarded, the recipient must provide a short final research report to be published as a fellowship report on the Society of Ethnobiology website. The award will be announced by February 15.  Applicants may only apply for one type of fellowship (Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous, or Urban) in a given year.  Fellows may only receive the Urban Ethnobiology Fellowship one time.

The SOE Graduate Research Fellowship Committee selects the Fellows.  Please submit proposals to the Committee Chair, Dr. Steve Wolverton.  

The Board is grateful to a generous anonymous donor for invigorating the Society of Ethnobiology through support for promising young ethnobiologists.

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