The Smithsonian Institution announces two postdoctoral fellowships related to Marine Science:

Smithsonian MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship…

The Smithsonian’s Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network (TMON) invites proposals for the MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Proposals should advance the goals of the Marine Global Earth Observatory. MarineGEO is a growing, long-term, worldwide research program focused on understanding geographic and temporal patterns and processes in coastal marine biodiversity and ecosystems using comparative approaches. By specializing in coastal systems, MarineGEO studies can reveal the role marine biodiversity plays in maintaining resilient ecosystems in the portion of the ocean where people and marine biodiversity are concentrated and interact most. See the full ad here.

Smithsonian Global Genome Iinitiative Buck Postdoctoral Fellowship…/10/08/calling-all-gene-gen…/

The Global Genome Initiative Buck Fellowships are two-year fellowships that contribute specifically to the goals of the Global Genome Initiative (GGI) at the National Museum of Natural History and include a 60% time commitment to biodiversity genomic research and 40% commitment to other GGI related activities. The fellowships are aimed at increasing the capacity for biodiversity genomics at the National Museum of Natural History.

GGI Buck Fellowships are oriented toward contributing research on a topic relating to GGI’s overarching goal, “Preserving and Understanding Earth’s Genomic Biodiversity.” The program aims to leverage question-driven, peer-reviewed research on biodiversity, evolution and ecology in order to accelerate the acquisition, genetic identification, and genomic research on strategically chosen samples of the major lineages of Life. For more information on GGI activities and goals visit the GGI website at

All application materials for both fellowships must be submitted by 15 December 2016.


J. Emmett Duffy
Director, Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network
Smithsonian Institution


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