Rising Star Workshop 2014
Applicants must be able to attend the entirety of the workshop. Successful applicants will have all travel and accommodation costs covered, be given access to existing comparative fossils, modern material and all data sets and receive mentoring throughout the process from senior established scientists. Output will include authorship on at least one high impact paper as well as continued collaboration and authorship on future research to which he/she contributes. Interested applicants should submit their CV’s, a brief summary of their skills or data sets that would be applicable to such a project (not to exceed 1500 words), and provide three letters of support from established scientists in the field. Applications should be sent directly to Professor Lee R. Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to his assistant Wilma.Lawrence@wits.ac.za. Please make the subject line “Rising Star Workshop 2014”.
Selection will be by a senior panel of scientists and associates of the University of the Witwatersrand. Numbers of participants will be contingent upon available funding. Successful applicants will be informed on an ad-hoc basis of the success of their application at any time up and to the commencement of the workshop. Successful applicants will also qualify for formal associate status of the National Centre of Excellence and the Institute.
Prof. Lee R. Berger FRSSAf ASSAf
Evolutionary Studies Institute
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africaand
Explorer in Residence
The National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688Phone: +27117176604
University email: Lee.Berger@wits.ac.za