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Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program - Various Locations

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking candidates for Mendenhall Research Fellows. The postdoctoral fellows are appointed to the USGS for two years and receive full salary and benefits at the GS-12 level, step 1. Mendenhall Fellow appointments are time limited, not to exceed two years, and are full-time. Under certain circumstances, the appointment may be extended up to an additional two years.

The USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research in association with USGS scientists, often as a final element to their formal career preparation. The Program also provides: 1) research experiences that enhance the scientific stature and credentials of the Fellows; and 2) scientific expertise to assist in the implementation of the USGS Strategic Plan and the science strategy of its programs. Mendenhall Fellows are expected to publish their results in peer-reviewed scientific outlets.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Research Advisor(s) for the Research Opportunity of interest to coordinate the development of a research proposal.

More information on Research Opportunities and specific application requirements can be found on our website. For more information, you may contact the Mendenhall mailbox at

Participating Institution(s):
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Postdoc Website this link takes you to a different website

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Artificial Intelligence
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Computational Modeling
Earth System Science
Ecosystem Science
Machine Vision & Learning
Mathematical Modelling
Physical Sciences

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior

Page last updated 3/14/2022
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