Hesler Visiting Researcher Fellowship

Website University of Tennessee - Knoxville Herbarium (TENN)

Visiting Researcher Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists to use the collections at the University of Tennessee Herbarium (TENN) to enhance and facilitate a biodiversity-focused research project. TENN houses over 649,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens. Our vascular plant collection is unique in having the largest collection of specimens from the state of Tennessee and the historical collections documenting the flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve. Our bryophyte collection houses 183,000 specimens from throughout the world, with a strong emphasis on species found in Tennessee (Appalachian Region), North America (particularly the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the southeastern US), Mexico, and Asia. Our fungal collection houses nearly 73,000 specimens with searchable online records, including international and domestic collections with an emphasis on the southern Appalachians.

Graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and independent researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Funds are for travel, housing, and other visit-related expenses while conducting research at the TENN Herbarium. A maximum of two awards will be given out annually.

Applications must have a letter of support from a University of Tennessee – Knoxville (UTK), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department affiliated faculty who will serve as the host for the Visiting Scholar. Please contact a potential faculty host beforehand to communicate your background, goals, and objectives for the project and visit. View a list of UTK EEB faculty here: <https://eeb.utk.edu/people-2/faculty/>. Applications and letters of support received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Application deadline: 4 February 2024
  • Letter(s) of support deadline: 4 February 2024
  • Applicant awards announced: 4 March 2024
  • Awardee accept/decline deadline: 18 March 2024

Access the application form here.

To apply for this job please visit eeb.utk.edu.

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