Sara E. and Bruce B. Collette Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systematic Ichthyology

The purpose of the Collette Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support full-time, resident, independent research focused on the study of systematics, including comparative morphology, of fishes using the NMNH collections. This is a one-year award with the possibility of renewal.

Awardees are expected to be actively involved in the scholarly activities of the Division of Fishes as well as collections-based systematic ichthyology both nationally and internationally.

Deadline: 1 September 2023

Eligibility: Applicants should have a proven record of research accomplishment and knowledge of the systematics of one or more groups of fishes. The fellowship may begin on or after 1 January 2024. All formal requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed before the start of the tenure. Fellowships are available to US and non-US citizens. Priority will be given to proposals that: 1) involve research related to systematic ichthyology, 2) indicate a high standard of research productivity, creativity, and interactivity, and 3) demonstrate how they would use the fish collection resources at NMNH.

Term: 1 year with the possibility of renewal.


$62,000/year – Stipend

$5,000/year – Research/Travel Allowance

$5,000/year – Health Insurance Allowance

$1,000 – Relocation Allowance

$73,000 total for one-year award

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