The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology PhD positions
For more details visit www.nycep.org HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NYCEP PROGRAM • 25 core faculty covering an unparalleled range of interests • Over additional 40 resource faculty worldwide • Access to outstanding academic resources in the heart of New York City • Unique fieldwork opportunities around the world • Highly integrated 1st year training in morphology, behavior and genetics • Competitive student stipends with extra funds for fieldwork and pilot studies • An active and diverse student body Funding: Our NSF-IGERT-funded initiative offers a stipend of $30,000 per student per year for between three and five years depending on the package. All tuition and fees are covered in that period, and additional funds are available for pilot studies and to gain field experience anywhere in the world. Training: 1st year students are trained in morphology, behavior and genetics. They can then focus on areas reflecting our faculty’s diverse interests. These include hominin paleobiology, Paleolithic archaeology, taphonomy and paleoecology, primate paleontology, comparative morphology and systematics, geometric morphometrics, locomotor energetics, human skeletal variation and forensics, primate behavior, nutritional and behavioral ecology, conservation biology, anthropological genetics, genomics and molecular systematics. Resources: NYCEP unites the resources of the American Museum of Natural History, the City University of New York, Columbia University, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. We also collaborate with Rutgers University, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), and the University of Tuebingen. Potential applicants: Please encourage advanced undergraduates or students completing M.A.s who you think would be interested in applying (and eligible*) to visit www.nycep.org for further details. In addition, students interested in evolutionary primatology in a broader comparative context can apply to the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH (http://rggs.amnh.org/), where there is the potential for them to conduct projects jointly with RGGS and NYCEP faculty. Seriously interested students should then contact relevant faculty members (see the faculty web pages) by email. NYCEP especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in science. *Per NSF regulations, IGERT-supported students must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Individual partner institutions may also be able to support international students.