Osa Conservation invites applicants to the 2022 Rainforest Science and Conservation Fellowship in Wildlife Acoustics Research.
Wildlife Acoustics Research Fellowship
Join the Osa Conservation team as the Wildlife Acoustic Research Fellow and execute cutting-edge field work and sound data analysis in collaboration with Cornell Lab of Acoustics and National Geographic Labs to provide vital information on tropical rainforest wildlife distributions. You will work alongside Osa Conservation’s Acoustic Specialist - Paulina Rodriguez, Conservation Technologist - Eleanor Flatt and Wildlife Biologist and Data Analyst - Dr. Carolina Pinto.
Develop skills, attain on-the-ground experience, and publish the first region wide acoustic assessment and AI model application of the endangered and endemic Golfo Dulce Poison Dart Frog. This assessment will guide regional conservation, assess riparian restoration success, and identify the best monitoring approach for this emblematic species.
Each fellowship is valued at $12,000 and the 6-month fellowship starts in March 2021; the exact start date is flexible (earlier start dates will be given preference).
The fellowship provides funding for:
6-months of room and board, including 3 meals/day
Equipment and supplies needed to complete fellowship activities
International travel to Costa Rica and domestic travel to the OCC
Monthly stipend to provide for personal expenses
Health and accident insurance while at OCC
6-month visa and all permits to conduct research
We are seeking innovative and ambitious early career scientists and graduate level students who are interested in researching the next big topics in tropical ecology, restoration, and conservation; and the best ways to tell the story of habitat and biodiversity conservation. If you want to live and work at our Osa Conservation Campus for 6 months in the heart of Osa Peninsula’s rainforest, in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region, then we want you to apply.
Applying is easy!
Please send your CV, a 1-page research proposal, and a short video* explaining why you are the best person for the fellowship (maximum 2 minutes) to Paulina Rodriquez [email@example.com]. Please include “Wildlife Acoustics Research Fellow” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is 7 February, 2022