Prospective graduate Students
Our current Fellow is Corinna Riginos. We will advertise when the Fellowship becomes available. Below is a description of the Fellowship and how to apply.
Berry Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for outstanding ecologists or evolutionary biologists whose research is motivated by issues in conservation biology. Applicants must have a faculty sponsor from the Department of Zoology and Physiology, and secondary sponsor from the same department or from another department at the University of Wyoming. The initial fellowship period is one year, renewable for a second year contingent on performance. Berry Fellows will offer a one-credit graduate seminar during their first year to provide the opportunity to gain teaching experience and to promote interactions with graduate students. Starting date is negotiable, but requires having a doctoral degree in hand and needs to begin by August 20XX.
Berry Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $35,000 and a research fund of $7,000 per year. They will be eligible for UW benefits.
The applicant must first contact a faculty member in the Department of Zoology and Physiology to arrange sponsorship. In consultation with the sponsor, applicants need to arrange for a second faculty sponsor. Once sponsors are arranged, the applicant needs to submit a two-page research proposal (including the names of their primary and secondary faculty sponsors), a CV, three outside letters of recommendation, and a letter of support by their primary faculty sponsor to the Berry Fellowship committee <cbenkman [at] uwyo.edu> by XX.
Prospective Graduate Students
1. I may accept a graduate student for fall 2013. Please email me describing your research interests and future goals, and why you would like to work in my lab before you apply.
Here are two essays on being successful in graduate school that my students have found useful:
1. "Some modest advice for graduate students" by Stephens C. Stearns can be viewed here or download the PDF here