[MARMAM] Sitka Sound Science Center Accepting Applications for 2017 Scientist in Residency Fellowship Awards

Jennifer Hamblen jhamblen at sitkascience.org
Tue Jan 19 11:19:18 PST 2016


*Sitka Sound Science Center Accepting Applications for*

*2017 Scientist in Residency Fellowship Awards*

*Polar and Subarctic Scientists of All Disciplines*

*January 19, 2016*:  The Sitka Sound Science Center is excited to announce
that applications are now open for the third round of a fellowship program
funded by the National Science Foundation to attract pre-eminent polar and
subarctic scientists to Sitka. The program offers several one month-long
fellowships for polar scientists each year. Expenses for travel, one month
of lodging, per diem and a small honorarium will be provided to each
fellow. The scientists would be given lab and office space and SSSC would
provide administrative support.


The Polar Scientist in Residency Fellowship (PSIRF) brings scientists
annually to Sitka for one-month sabbaticals.The Fellowship is limited to US
Citizens and is intended for mid-career scientists (not graduate
students).Scientists
live on the Sheldon Jackson Campus, now owned and operated by the Sitka
Fine Arts Camp, and are provided office and laboratory space at the Science
Center. The short sabbatical will allow scientists undisturbed time that
can be used in a variety of ways: data analysis, manuscript preparation,
experimentation, collaboration, or simply thoughtful process. At the same
time they will learn what Sitka has to offer researchers in terms of
logistical support, research opportunities and resources.


The PSIRF Fellows will spend a week of their residency in outreach and
education activities to share their work in the schools and at other forums
like public library programs, lunch meetings with students, and science
cafes. They will give a lecture to the general community through the
Natural History Seminar series put on by the Science Center and supported
by the Sitka Charitable Trust and the University of Alaska Southeast.
Fellows will also be provided guidance on best practices for communicating
science to a public audience in rural Alaska.


The five year NSF award is from the Office of Polar Programs. UAS Associate
Professor Jan Straley is the Principal Investigator for the project. Lauren
Bell is the Director of the program. Applications and further information
is available at the SSSC website www.sitkascience.org/SIRF


*Deadline for application is April 1, 2016*

For more information contact Lauren Bell at (907) 747-8878 ext 9 or
lbell at sitkascience.org


Also, please see the two attachments for more information.


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Jenn Hamblen
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
Sitka Sound Science Center
(907) 747-8878 ext. 11
www.sitkascience.org
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