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Study in USA: Apply for Earth Institute 2017 Fellowship Program at Columbia University

Application Deadline: 31st October 2017

Applications are currently ongoing for the Earth Institute 2017 Fellowship Program at Columbia University. Interested students should see the details below.

Study in USA: Apply for Earth Institute 2017 Fellowship Program at Columbia University

Scholarship Description

About Institution

Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Columbia contains the oldest college in the state of New York and is the fifth chartered institution of higher learning in the United States, making it one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence. It was established as King’s College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain and renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolutionary War.

The college has produced numerous distinguished alumni. It has additionally been amongst the most selective colleges in the United States since its founding. With an undergraduate acceptance rate of 5.8%, it currently stands as the third most selective college in the United States and second most selective college in the Ivy League.

About Scholarship

The Earth Institute at Columbia University, USA invites applications from individuals who are dedicated to a better understanding of critical scientific and social issues in global sustainable development.

Application Timeline

  • Application Opens: 28th August, 2017
  • Application Deadline: 31st October 2017 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Reference Letter Deadline: 9th November, 2017 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Eligible Countries

All countries

Host Country

New York City, USA

Course Level 


Scholarship Benefits

  • Funding: EI Fellows will receive an annual salary of $61,800. They are also awarded a research stipend of $12,000 over the two-year term for reimbursable expenses related to the fellowship. These funds can be used for relocation and moving expenses, as well as for computer, travel, conference, journal, book, software, equipment, and other research costs.
  • External Funding: EI Fellows are encouraged to participate in the development and submission of research proposals in cooperation with their mentors, host research units, or other researchers. When doing so, they must follow all Columbia University rules applicable to postdoctoral scholars.
  • Visas: Columbia University only grants limited-term J1 visas for non-US citizens. Read more information on Columbia’s visa eligibility policies online.
  • Benefits: EI Fellows are considered Officers of Research and are eligible for benefits provided by Columbia University for full-time employees. For more information, please visit Columbia’s Office of Human Resources online. The rules, regulations and policies that govern employment at Columbia are also listed on the website.
  • Housing: The Earth Institute does not provide housing allocation for postdoctoral fellows. Fellows may contact Columbia’s Housing Office for informal guidance on acquiring housing in the areas near the university.


2 years


  • Proposals may suggest participating in, contributing to, or extending existing multidisciplinary Earth Institute projects.
  • Candidates are also encouraged to develop new, innovative projects that connect Earth Institute expertise.
  • In addition to submitting the application and proposal, candidates are encouraged to identify and contact their desired multidisciplinary mentoring team, i.e. two or more senior faculty members or research scientists/scholars at Columbia University with whom they would like to work during their appointment.

How To Apply

To apply to the EI Fellows program candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Online Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief Personal History
  • Research Proposal
  • 3 Recommendation Letters

Fellowship Website

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