Conway Science Fellowship

Calling all Postdocs: The National Park Service needs YOU!

Note: The open period for applications has closed. Check back for award announcements in the Fall of 2019.

The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the Conway Science Fellowship, funded through the generous support of Karen Swett Conway, National Park Foundation Board of Directors, and her husband Brian Conway. The fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that can inform park management.

Three teams consisting of a faculty or senior scientist mentor and a postdoc fellow (within three years of receiving their doctorate degree) will be selected. The applicant(s) will be the faculty or senior scientist employed at the research institution, who will select an appropriate postdoc fellow. Each of the three fellows will focus on a different topical area that addresses some of the National Park Service’s emerging resource management challenges:

  1. Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship
  2. Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship
  3. Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale.

Make a difference!

To apply download the Request for Proposals document from the National Park Foundation. Send applications and questions to the email address appropriate for your research topic:

Addressing Increasing Visitor Use by Integrating Social Science and Resource Stewardship please send to:

Enhancing Ocean and Coastal Resource Stewardship please send to:

Embracing Collaborative Conservation at the Landscape Scale please send to:

Applications are due: June 30, 2019
Photo collage of people doing research in a wetland, under water, in the desert, and in the subalpine

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Last updated: July 15, 2019