Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellowship Program

The National Park Foundation (NPF) and National Park Service (NPS) are excited to announce the Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellowship Program, funded through the generous support of Karen and Brian Conway, the Heising-Simons Foundation, as well as the Glenn W. Bailey Foundation.

Six postdoc Fellows will be selected to embark on innovative science research starting Spring 2024. In collaboration with parks, the incoming cohort of Fellows will conduct innovative research that makes a meaningful impact on the preservation of America’s parks. Pivotal research findings will inform future management actions taken by the NPS and other natural resource agencies and advance regional, national, and global conservation.

The SIP Fellowship Program seeks motivated and passionate postdoc scholars interested in conducting urgent scientific research that will advance natural resource stewardship across the National Park System. We encourage interested candidates and sponsoring institutions to apply now until January 28, 2024. For more information and to apply visit:

Note: If you saw and distributed the announcement before 1/12/2024, the eligibility requirement that applicants ‘have their PhD in hand at the time of application’ has been changed. The eligibility is now “Confirmation that the PhD has been or will be awarded by June 2024.” If you have had people interested, but discouraged by that previous requirement, it may be worth recirculating this notification.

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