Visiting scholar opportunities at Kellogg Biological Station

Former Dynamic Ecology blogger Chris Klausmeier passes on word of the visiting scholar program at famed Kellogg Biological Station. Basically, it’s free housing at KBS outside the summer months. Application deadline for the fall term is Apr. 1. Here are the details:

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) of Michigan State University invites applications for short term Visiting Scholars to be in residence fall 2014-spring 2015 semesters. KBS will provide Visiting Scholars with desk space in the academic building and family-friendly housing in the Caretaker’s Cottage on the KBS grounds for visits of one to eight weeks. Visiting Scholars can use their time at KBS to pursue collaborations with KBS and other MSU faculty and to work on their own projects. The KBS environment provides an ideal place for scholars to pursue new and ongoing projects away from the distractions of their home institutions. Visiting Scholars are expected to give a research seminar and otherwise participate in the academic life of the KBS community while in residence. To apply, first identify and contact a KBS faculty member to serve as a host. Then send to your CV and a letter explaining the goals of your visit, how you might contribute to the KBS academic environment while in residence, and a range of dates you’re available. Indicate any specific needs (research or housing) you may have. Arrange to have your KBS faculty host send a letter to the same address in support of your visit. Preference will be given to applicants with the most potential to contribute to KBS academic life (research expertise, potential for collaborative research, offering a short course or public lecture, etc.). Visiting Scholars should have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience.

Applications for visits for Fall Semester 2014 (October 1-December 19, 2014) are due April 1, 2014, with decisions made by April 30, 2014. Applications for visits for Winter/Spring 2015 (January 1-April 30, 2015) are due June 1, 2014, with decisions made by June 30, 2014. Early applications are encouraged. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, given availability. A few opportunities are available for Visiting Scholars before April 30, 2014; please inquire about availability. Contact for further information.

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