Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - 3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for the Earl S. Tupper three-year postdoctoral fellowship. We strongly encourage applicants in disciplines including ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, functional genomics, microbial ecology, sensory ecology, chemical ecology, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of 
tropical plants and animals. Research should be based at one of the STRI facilities. Proposals that include comparative research in other tropical countries will be considered. The annual stipend is $50,400 with an annual increase of $1,000 for years 2 and 3 (*see tax information below).

The annual research budget is up to $16,000/year. All candidates must submit an application through SOLAA, (Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment system). Appointments will begin after June 1, 2022.

The complete application should include the following information:
✓ A detailed research proposal (one-page summary + a five-page project description):
The one-page project summary provides an overview of the proposed research. The project 
description should provide clear description of research and must not exceed a maximum 5 pages 
total, font size 12 pts, single spaced on 8 ½ x 11 paper size. The project description must include 
objectives, hypotheses or research question(s), experimental design, and significance. 
✓ A detailed annual budget. The annual research/travel allowance is not expected to exceed 
✓ Bibliography: The References Cited is limited to 3 pages.
✓ A Curriculum Vitae
✓ Two letters of reference (should not be from your main advisor or proposed co-advisors) Candidates must designate a staff member to serve as STRI host/advisor and two additional co-advisors 
who can review the proposal. Applicants should consult with the STRI scientific staff member who will 
serve as their main host/advisor before submitting a final application. Staff members are listed at

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Deadline for application: 15 September 2021