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Become a Gund Postdoctoral Fellow. 

The Gund Institute seeks exceptional postdoctoral scholars to conduct research on major global environmental challenges.

We seek early-career scholars to connect interdisciplinary research to real-world issues in environment and sustainability. Gund Postdocs pursue rigorous, original research that spans traditional disciplines and advances Gund research themes.

These two-year positions have an annual salary of $52,000, plus benefits, and a $5,000 per year discretionary fund for research costs and travel. Postdocs also benefit from professional development opportunities, including communications and policy training.

The Gund Institute is committed to building an inclusive environment where diverse voices and perspectives are active and welcome. We encourage applicants who bring diverse perspectives to our community.

About the Gund Institute

The Gund Institute for Environment catalyzes environmental research, develops real-world solutions to global issues, and connects UVM with leaders in government, business and beyond. Based at the University of Vermont, the Gund Institute is a newly expanded campus-wide center for interdisciplinary research, where over 200 faculty, global affiliates, postdocs, and graduate students target environmental issues at the interface of four pressing themes: climate solutions, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, and resilient communities.

About the University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor's to M.D. programs. Here, students' educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time. 

Learn more about Burlington, Vermont, a top college town, known for its livability, access to nature and recreation, thriving food scene, and rising identity as a technology and innovation hub. 

Postdocs Currently at UVM

While not eligible for this Fellowship, any UVM postdoc currently working with a Gund Fellow or Affiliate can join our interdisciplinary community as a Gund Postdoctoral Fellow. To do so, follow the nomination process below:

  • Postdoctoral Fellows must be pursuing postdoctoral research with at least one Fellow or Affiliate at UVM.
  • To apply, the interested individual emails a CV and letter of interest to the Institute Research Coordinator. The letter should describe relevant research interests and indicate plans to engage with the Gund community.
  • The Research Coordinator makes recommendations to the Director who makes final appointment decisions.
  • Individuals supported by Gund Postdoctoral Awards are automatically appointed as Postdoctoral Fellows of the Institute.

Explore Gund Postdoc Research

Postdocs like Laura Sonter, who discovered new Amazon deforestation, advance research and make international headlines. Explore Gund Postdoc stories.

Key Dates

  • Start date: Fall 2021


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