killer whale work        SIRF Necropsy Mar 29 2016 (13)       Alison Stimpert

The Sitka Sound Science Center, through funding from the National Science Foundation,the Skaggs Foundation, and the National Park Service, has established a Scientist in Residency Fellowship (SIRF) at the Center in Sitka. Since 2012, the SIRF program has awarded one-month mini-sabbaticals to preeminent scientists from across the country, allowing them undisturbed time that can be used in a variety of ways: data analysis, manuscript preparation, experimentation, collaboration, or simply thoughtful process. Expenses for travel, one month of lodging, per diem and a small honorarium are provided to each fellow. The scientists are given lab and office space and SSSC provides administrative support. The program also provides community engagement opportunities for scientists to share their research and to help improve science literacy in our community.

For more information, please contact SIRF Director Dr Alexandra Ravelo or 907-747-8878 ext.9

Applications are currently open until February 15, 2018

More information and application form download under “Applications 2018 – 2019” tab