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2011 – 2012 Marie Tharp Fellowship for Women
« on: Feb 25, 2011, 07:29 AM »
Marie Tharp was a pioneer of modern oceanography. She came to Columbia in 1948 to the Lamont Geological Observatory (now Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) where she began work on mapping the ocean floor. Years later, satellite images proved her maps to be accurate. Her work is still a foundation for research and education in the ocean sciences.

The Earth Institute / Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University invites applications for the Marie Tharp Fellowship 2011-2012. This fellowship is part of a greater EI/LDEO effort at promoting the advancement of women scientists at Columbia University.

Eligibility

This award is open to junior and mid-career scientists in the earth sciences. Faculty and scientists at Columbia University are not eligible.  Applicants should have obtained their Ph.D. at the time of application.

Details

This is a 3 month fellowship providing up to $30,000 for research carried out at Columbia University. Two awards are available for 2011 - 2012.

Applications deadline: March 31, 2011.

Contact: Kuheli Dutt at kuheli.dutt@columbia.edu

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2011, 07:40 AM »
Who Is Eligible to Apply for a Marie Tharp Fellowship? 

The competition is open to junior and mid-career scientists in the earth sciences. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application. The goal of this award is to promote women in science. Faculty (fulltime or adjunct) and researchers at Columbia University are not eligible to apply. 

What Does the Fellowship Entail? 

The duration of the Marie Tharp Fellowship is for three months over the period September 2011 through August 2012. Fellows are encouraged to visit for three consecutive months, but they may choose to take their fellowship in two separate visits.  The fellowship must be taken in residence at one of the earth science units of the Earth Institute (see end for complete list of eligible units) and will provide up to $30,000 for support of the fellow during the three-month period.

Budget

Fellows can use this award to pay salary, research expenses and travel, up to a total of $30,000 over a three-month period. The following maximum individual limits are proposed: Salary $25,000 (including fringe); Research Expenses $25,000; Travel: $5,000.
That is, if you request a salary of $24,000 then you can request only up to $6,000 for research and travel expenses.  In case of compelling reasons, the fellow may submit a written request to the LDEO Directorate to waive one or more of these limits.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit a proposal (maximum three pages) describing the proposed project and with whom at Columbia they would like to work. It is strongly recommended that applicants contact their Columbia collaborators prior to submission. The proposal must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vita, a proposed budget, and two letters of reference. Please use the budget guidelines given above.

All application materials must be submitted by March 31, 2011 via email to Kuheli.Dutt@columbia.edu.

All materials must be submitted as a single combined PDF document.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

References may be either included in the combined document or sent via email separately.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 25, 2011, 03:44 PM »
Selection Criteria

All proposals will be reviewed by a committee of scientists and administrators at EI and LDEO. The criteria for selection will be based on scientific excellence and potential contribution to LDEO / EI research activities.

The following specific points will be considered:
• Quality of scholarly record as evidenced by publications and reference letters;
• Feasibility and quality of the proposed research as evidenced by the research proposal
and reference letters;
• Relevance of the proposed research to the LDEO/EI Research activities as evidenced by the research proposal.

Marie Tharp Fellows will be notified of their appointment by April 30, 2011.

Contact:
Dr. Kuheli Dutt, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs & Diversity
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964-8000

Email: Kuheli.Dutt@columbia.edu
Website: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/academicaffairs

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