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The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology PhD positions

by Ed Hagen last modified Nov 11, 2013 03:31 PM
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN EVOLUTIONARY PRIMATOLOGY/PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP) is seeking applicants for its innovative Ph. D. program in Physical Anthropology and related disciplines. Funded by the NSF-IGERT program, we seek exceptional students in the fields of anthropological genetics, paleoanthropology, comparative morphology, primate behavior/ecology and conservation.


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  • 24 core faculty covering an unparalleled range of interests
  • Over 40 additional 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

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.

FACULTY EXPERTISE: Encompasses the following research areas — hominin paleobiology, Paleolithic archaeology, taphonomy and paleoecology, primate paleontology, comparative morphology and systematics, geometric morphometrics, locomotor energetics, bioarchaeology, human skeletal variation and forensics, human adaptation, 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: Advanced undergraduates or students completing an MA with an interest in evolutionary primatology (who should also contact relevant faculty members [see the faculty web pages] by email).  NYCEP encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in science.  IGERT-supported students must be US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, but individual institutions may also be able to support international students.

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