|EOL Rubenstein Fellows|
EOL Rubenstein Fellows
Announcing a call for the 2011 EOL Rubenstein Fellows competition. Follow the application instructions and download the application package. Applications must be received no later than 15 September 2010.
Funded by a generous gift by David M. Rubenstein to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Rubenstein Fellows Program provides partial stipend or salary support (up to 50% in one year) for early career scientists to serve information on species and other taxa through the Encyclopedia of Life.
Rubenstein Fellows are selected through an international competition administered by the Species Pages Group of the EOL. The first competition was held in Fall 2009, with Fellows commencing after January 1, 2010. Additional competitions are expected in subsequent years. Overall, EOL anticipates funding at least 60 Fellows over four years. EOL Rubenstein Fellows are selected on the basis of stellar achievement, promise for continued accomplishment, and their ability to catalyze research communities to contribute to EOL.
Rubenstein Fellows disseminate the results of their own research, as well as assisting their mentor and others in their research community to do the same. The focus of a project may be taxonomic, regional, or thematic (for example, marine conservation, host-parasite interactions, or invasive species). These awards are not intended to sponsor primary research activities, but to be complementary with them. Thus Fellows may review, summarize, and disseminate taxonomic information, but should not expect to collect or analyze new data using EOL support.
For a full list of Fellows, their specialties, and their affiliations please visit our 2010 EOL Fellows page.
Visit the Fellows Resource page for links to important tools for your research and outreach activities.
See the Fellows FAQ page for assistance with your EOL Fellows application.