Scientists in Parks Fellowship

In partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the National Park Service (NPS) continues the Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellowship Program that was established to support advanced postdoc science researchers who address urgent natural resource challenges facing national parks. Pivotal research findings will inform future management actions taken by the NPS and other natural resource agencies and advance regional, national, and global conservation.

SIP Fellows will be funded for three years, which will provide time to conduct innovative research, and work closely with NPS employees and other natural resource partners. The fellowship is especially impactful because it includes a communication component to ensure major research findings are communicated to key partners, as well as the public, so that optimal conservation benefits are achieved. If you’re a recent postdoc with a passion for nature and parks and want to use your expertise to advance conservation, we encourage you to apply! Our next application period will open in Fall 2026 for positions starting Summer 2027.

Last updated: March 26, 2024


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