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.
As the National Park Service begins its second century of park conservation, it strives to ensure that science-based research—capable of transforming our nation’s understanding and appreciation of its natural and cultural heritage—remains a key component of national 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 to embark on innovative science research. The applicant(s) will be the faculty 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, and
3) Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale.
We are hoping to attract great minds and great ideas through this competitive fellowship. We hope you will consider the opportunity to make a difference by contributing your talents in the stewardship of our national treasures.