Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley.

For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals whose primary emphasis is on advancing statistical or econometric theory are not eligible for consideration.

The purpose of the fellowship is to develop new and innovative intellectual connections and ideas in natural resources economics and political economy at UC Berkeley. Accordingly, Applicants should provide specific information about the project proposed for the fellowship period, and explain why support from the fellowship and the opportunity to work at Berkeley are important for the success of that project. We welcome proposals from applicants who have not received their PhD at UC Berkeley. Proposals from UC Berkeley doctoral graduates that outline a significant change in research direction and that indicate engagement with different disciplines and faculty from those pursued during the doctoral program will be considered.

Two types of awards are available:

1. A one-year postdoctoral award with a salary of $63,100, renewable for a second year based on performance and funding availability. It is expected that the applicant will possess a recent doctorate or equivalent international degree by the appointment start date. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Postdoctoral Scholars located here.

2. A one-year award with a salary of $63,100 to support a professional leave from an academic or professional position, without option to renew. Applicatns for visiting research fellowships must have received their doctorate or equivalent international degree within the last ten years (not including any temporary leave time due to personal or family circumstances). Applicants must provide documentation of the home institution's or agency's concurrence of their leave. Visiting Research Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Visiting Appointments located here.

Both types of fellowships include $2,000 toward research-related expenses and one-way economy airfare to Berkeley for each fellow and his/her immediate family.

Application Procedure

The first review date is November 22nd, 2021. Applications completed by December 10, 2021 will receive full consideration. 

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Cover Letter (Required): 1-2 page cover letter indicating your preferred Departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor
  • Curriculum Vitae (Required): Your current C.V.
  • Abstract (Required): 1 paragraph abstract
  • Research proposal (Required): Not to exceed 10 pages
  • Publications (Required): 1 or more recent publications
  • Three letters of recommendation (visible to all reviewers) from faculty members familiar with the candidate's research. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality
  • Applicants for the Visiting Research Fellowship must include a statement from their home institution concurring with the leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship term.

To Apply: 

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03177/apply

Questions may be directed to Ruxin Liu by e-mail at ruxinl@berkeley.edu.

We would greatly appreciate your letting us know how you found out about this award. Send a brief note to ruxinl@berkeley.edu.

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Duration
1 year (renewable)
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