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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Work With an Invert! - Crab Ecology and Conservation

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP IN BLUE CRAB ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science,
The College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia

The Willard A. Van Engel (WAVE) Fellowship was established to promote research in blue crab ecology and conservation. Individuals of outstanding ability are selected to conduct research leading to a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in the School of Marine Science of The College of William and Mary. The 3-year fellowship is available beginning Summer or Fall 2008 in support of graduate research on the blue crab in Chesapeake Bay, with emphasis on any of the following: environmental and biotic control of recruitment and population dynamics; marine protected areas; predator-prey interactions; and ecosystem-based management.

Questions regarding potential research projects should be directed to: Dr. Rom Lipcius (rom::at::vims::dot::edu, http://www.vims.edu/fish/faculty/lipcius_rn.html).

The fellowship offers an annual stipend of approximately $18,000 plus full tuition, and research and travel funds for 3 years, dependent on satisfactory progress. A 4th year of funding is possible given significant progress towards completion of the degree. The fellowship may be initiated in Summer 2008 to allow the conduct of research prior to classes. Candidates must be US citizens and accepted to the School of Marine Science.

TO APPLY:

1. Submit an application to the School of Marine Science. Deadline for receipt of applications to the School of Marine Science is 15 January 2008. Application information for the SMS is available at http://www.vims.edu/sms/. Application materials may also be obtained from: Dean of Graduate Studies, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, P. O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062; and,

2. Send a letter requesting consideration for the WAVE Fellowship and a resume by 15 January 2008 to: Roger L. Mann, President, WILLARD A. VAN ENGEL FELLOWSHIP, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William and Mary, P. O. Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062.

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