College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships

The S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to support advanced research at the University of California, Berkeley. For the purposes of this fellowship, natural resources are defined broadly to include environmental resources. The fellowship encourages, but is not limited to, policy-oriented research. Applications are open to scholars from any social science discipline, and related professional fields such as law and planning, who will make significant contributions to research on natural resource economics broadly defined. Preference will be given to proposals whose orientation is broadly institutional and/or historical, and which are conceptually and theoretically innovative. Proposals with a primarily statistical or econometric purpose are not eligible for consideration.

Two types of awards are available:

1. A one-year postdoctoral award with a salary of $56,900, renewable for a second year. It is expected that the applicant will possess a recent doctorate or equivalent. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Postdoctoral Scholars located here.

2. A one-year award with a salary of $56,900 to support a professional leave from an academic or professional position, without option to renew. Applicants for visiting research fellowships must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last ten years (not including any temporary leave time due to personal or family circumstances). Applicants must provide documentation of the home institution's or agency's concurrence of their leave. Visiting Research Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Visiting Appointments located here.

Both types of fellowships include $2,000 toward research-related expenses and one-way economy airfare to Berkeley for each fellow and his/her immediate family.

Application Procedure

Applications must be received by December 9, 2013.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. A one paragraph abstract
  2. A research proposal not to exceed 10 pages
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. One or more recent publications
  5. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with the candidate's research. Applicants should ask referees to review the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality
  6. Indication of preferred departmental affiliation and/or faculty mentor for the fellowship tenure
  7. Specification of type of award: postdoctoral or visiting research.
  8. Applicants for the Visiting Research Fellowship must include a statement from their home institution concurring with the leave of absence for the duration of the fellowship term.

Apply online: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00228

Questions may be directed to Ruxin Liu by e-mail at or by phone at (510) 643-9579.

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Fellowship Policies

Two Types of Awards:

1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
A one-year postdoctoral award with a salary of $56,900, renewable for a second year. It is expected that the applicant will possess a recent doctorate or equivalent. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Postdoctoral Scholars located here.

2. Visiting Research Fellowship
A one-year award with a salary of $56,900 to support a professional or sabbatical leave from an academic or professional position, without option to renew. Applicants for visiting scholar fellowships must have received their doctorate or equivalent within the last ten years (not including any temporary leave time due to personal or family circumstances). Applicants must provide documentation of the home institution's or agency's concurrence of their leave. Visiting Research Fellows are appointed as UC employees and are governed by the UC Policy on Visiting Appointments located here.


Conditions of the Fellowship
Appointments are expected to begin one week before the academic semester begins, for one year. Adjustments for those Fellows from institutions on a different calendar will be made. The Fellow must maintain residency at the University of California, Berkeley, during the appointment period. Postdoctoral and Visiting Research Fellows are prohibited from accepting employment and augmentation of salary during this fellowship period. Violation of this condition will result in the award being revoked and reimbursement of the full award amount. However, an appointee may, without paying tuition and fees, audit classes and participate with the consent of the instructor.

Proof of Degree
Thirty days before an appointment may be confirmed, the applicant must submit a copy of an official certification showing completion of the doctoral degree or equivalent, or evidence that this degree has been conferred.

Reimbursement for Travel to Berkeley
The Fellowship will pay for one-way economy airfare to Berkeley for the Fellow and his/her immediate family.

Research Allowance
The amount of $2,000 will be available to the Fellow through the host department for field research, conference travel, or related expenses such as miscellaneous office expenses, photocopying, telephone, supplies, and mailing costs. The Fellow may use the research allowance at his/her discretion within University policy.

Equipment Purchases
Fellows may choose to use their research funds to purchase equipment such as a computer and related supplies. Fellows should be aware that the University requires that all equipment purchased with University funds remain the property of the University. The Fellow may submit a request in writing to their administrating department requesting to keep the equipment.

Vacation and Academic Travel
Only one trip of more than a week’s duration may be taken during the Fall and Spring semesters for research purposes. Should a Fellow request a longer research trip that cannot be accommodated during the recess periods, a formal request should be submitted to the Chair. Subsequent travel (funds permitting) may be undertaken only if an academic paper will be delivered. The Fellow is responsible for informing their sponsoring department of their whereabouts when traveling.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows do not accrue vacation, however fellows are allowed time off each academic year in the intersession and recess periods (which constitutes about four weeks, excluding University holidays) between the beginning of Fall Term and the end of Spring Term. More information regarding leave for Potdoctoral Fellows can be located here.

Visiting Research Fellows appointed on a fiscal year basis accrue vacation at the rate of two working days per month for full-time service. Appointees at 50 percent or more time accrue vacation at a proportionate rate; appointees at less than 50 percent time do not accrue vacation. Fellows must obtain approval from their faculty mentor prior to the use of vacation leave. More information regarding vacation leave can be located here.

Health Insurance
It is expected that all fellowship recipients maintain health coverage during the entire term of the Fellowship. Eligibility for health coverage through the University is dependant on the Fellowship type.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows are covered by the UC Postdoc Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP) and are entitled to health insurance, including dental, vision, short-term disability, life, and AD&D, through the University.

Visiting Research Fellows are covered by the UC sponsored benefits plan (Mid-level coverage) and are entitled to health insurance, including medical, life, and AD&D, through the University (AD&D plan requires an employee paid premium). Visiting Research Fellows are not entitled to dental, vision or short-term disability.

Performance Requirements
While in residence, Fellows are expected to be active participants in the academic life of their host units, through attendance at seminars relevant to their area of study and interaction with other Fellows and designated faculty mentors. Fellows are expected to give at least one seminar a year on their research in a forum to be determined in consultation with their mentor. The time and place for this seminar must be communicated to the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship coordinator, Ruxin Liu, in advance with a sufficient amount of time to notify other Fellows in residence and the members of the review committee. Fellows will be expected to attend seminars given by all other Fellows. All publications written or substantially developed during the term of the fellowship must formally acknowledge the support of the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship in the publication(s). A final copy of all material developed as a result of Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship must be submitted to the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship coordinator, Ruxin Liu, for inclusion in the Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellowship library.

Renewing the Postdoctoral Wantrup Fellowship
The selection committee bases renewal decisions on evidence of progress toward the Fellow's research goals. Applications for renewal must include 1) a cover letter from the Fellow summarizing his/her progress toward the original proposal and research goals; 2) a letter of support from the Fellow's Mentor; 3) confirmation from the sponsoring Department Chair that space will continue to be available for the Fellow in the second year; and 4) copies of any papers or articles completed and/or published during the first year of the Fellowship. Supplementary items such as letters of recommendation, reports of papers delivered, or non-project-related research are all welcome if they serve to strengthen the case for renewal. Continued affiliation with the host department is at the discretion of the host department.

Administration
An additional $1,500 will be transferred to the sponsoring department to compensate their administrative efforts required for hiring, obtaining visas (when necessary), and other administrative support.

Postdoctoral appointments are governed by U.C. Policy for postdoctoral scholars (APM 390).

Recent Awards

2013-2014
First Year Fellows:
Arthur Mason (Geography)
Adam French (Energy and Resources Group)
Raphael Calel (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
Hannah Apple (Geography)
Louisa Lombard (Geography)
Svenn Jensen (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

2012-2013
First Year Fellows:
Bartow Jerome Elmore (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)
Svenn Jensen (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Louisa Lombard (Geography)
Hannah Appel (Geography)

Second Year Fellows:
Christopher F. Jones (Environmental Science, Policy & Management)

2011-2012
First Year Fellows:
Jessica Demsey (Geography)
Christopher Jones (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Rebecca Scott (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
David Anthoff (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
David Millner (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Katrina Mullan (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Hélène Ollivier (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

2010-2011
First Year Fellows:
David Anthoff (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
David Millner (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Katrina Mullan (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Hélène Ollivier (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

2009-2010
First Year Fellows:
Derek Hall (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

Second Year Fellows:
Christopher Bacon (Department of Geography)
David Zetland (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

2008-2009
First Year Fellows:
Christopher Bacon (Department of Geography)
Cari Coe (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Elta Smith (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
David Zetland (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
Pauline Grosjean (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Laura Hosman (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Vijesh Krishna (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Johannes Stahl (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

2007-2008
First Year Fellows:
Laura Hosman(Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Gail Hollander (Geography)
Johannes Stahl (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Vijesh Krishna (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Pauline Grosjean (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
Stefania Barca (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Christian Traeger (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

2006-2007
First Year Fellows:
Stefania Barca (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Christian Traeger (Agricultural and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
Mark Carey (Department of Geography)
Lee Worden (Energy and Resources Group)
Anna Zalik (Department of Geography)

2005-2006
First Year Fellows:
Mark Carey (Department of Geography)
Caitlin Dyckman (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Lee Worden (Energy and Resources Group)
Anna Zalik (Department of Geography)

Second Year Fellows:
Derick Fay (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Karen Hoffman (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Leslie Wirpsa (Institute of International Studies)

2004-2005
First Year Fellows:
Derick Fay (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Karen Hoffman (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Jake Kosek (Department of Rhetoric)
Leslie Wirpsa (Institute of International Studies)

Second Year Fellows:
Juliet Erazo (Department of Geography)
Ike Okonta (Human Rights Center)

2003-2004
First Year Fellows:
Gavin Bridge (Department of Geography)
Juliet Erazo (Department of Anthropology)
Tirso Gonzales (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Ike Okonta (Human Rights Center)

Second Year Fellows:
Amita Baviskar (Institute of International Studies)
David Newburn (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Eric Van Dusen (Agriculture and Resource Economics)

2002-2003
First Year Fellows:
Amita Baviskar (Institute of International Studies)
Celia Lowe (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
David Newburn (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Eric Van Dusen (Agriculture and Resource Economics)

Second Year Fellows:
Federico Castillo (En vironmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Valerie Kuletz (Institute of International Studies)
Joseph Nevins (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

2001-2002
First Year Fellows:
Federico Castillo (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Valerie Kuletz (Institute of International Studies)
Marita Laukkanen (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Joseph Nevins (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

Second Year Fellows:
Rohan D'Souza (Energy Resources Group)
Alastair Iles (Energy Resources Group)

2000-2001
First Year Fellows:
Rohan D'Souza (Energy Resources Group)
Alastair Iles (Energy Resources Group)
Hugh Raffles (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)

Second Year Fellows:
Isha Ray (Geography)

Alphabetical List of Fellows

Anthoff, David (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Christian Traeger
Economic Analysis of Climate Change

Bacon, Christopher (Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Does Fair Trade Coffee Make A Difference? An Exploration into how diverse markets, commodity chains, and landscapes relate to livelihood vulnerabilityand sustainable rural development

Barca, Stefania (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Merchant
Enclosing Water: Property Rights and the Public Discourse of Economic Progress at the Periphery of the Industrial Revolution The Liri Valley (Southern Italy, 1806-1916)

Baviskar, Amita (Institute of International Studies)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Landscapes and Livelihoods: The Environmental Politics of Urban Space

Bridge, Gavin (Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Richard A. Walker
To the Ends of the Earth: Resource Exploration, Networks of Exchange and the Globalization of Mining at the end of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Carey, Mark (Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsors: Nathan Sayre, Nancy Peluso
People and Glaciers: A Social Analysis of Climate Change and Natural Disaster

Castillo, Federico (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Gilless
Protected Areas in the Americas: Establishment, Management and Its Implications for Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

Coe, Cari (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
To Each According to Need? The Politics of Allocating Private Rights to Forest Land in Vietnam

D'Souza, Rohan (Energy Resources Group)
Faculty Sponsor: Timothy Duane
Controlling Floods, Ordering the Environment and Establishing Rule: Multi-Purpose River Valley Development in the Era of Capitalist Industrialization and "Pump Priming" (1933-1951)

Demsey, Jessica (Geography)
Faculty Mentor: Michael Watts
Resisting and Reworking Global Biodiversity Capital

Dyckman, Caitlin (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Hanemann
The South African Reserve Principle's Potential Application in California Water Systems

Erazo, Juliet (Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Donald S. Moore, Nancy L. Peluso
Constructing Autonomy: Indigenous Organizations, Development, and Land Use Politics in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Fay, Derick (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
Land, Forests and Livelihoods at the Margins of the State: Formal and Informal Land Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Gonzales, Tirso (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Louise P. Fortmann and Nancy L. Peluso
Political Ecology of Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resources in Latin America, 1940-2002

Grosjean, Pauline (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Elisabeth Sadoulet
How Sustainable are Sustainable Development Programs? The Case of the Sloping Land Conversion Program in China

Hoffman, Karen (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Dara O'Rourke
The Construction and Dismantling of "Safety" in Toxic Pollutant Standards in the United States, 1969-1986

Hollander, Gail (Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Triple Threat to Rural Livelihoods: Climate Change, Water Resource Scarcity, and Markets in Europe's Olive Region

Hosman, Laura (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Kate O'Neill
Corporate Social Responsibility and Bridging the Digital Divide: How Can Divergent Motivations Peacefully Coexist?

Iles, Alastair (Energy Resources Group)
Faculty Sponsor: Gene Rochlin
Institutional Linkages between Environment, Health & Genes

Kosek, Jake (Department of Rhetoric)
Faculty Sponsor: Charis Thompson
Smokey the Bear and the Dark Woods: On Race, Nature and Nation

Krishna , Vijesh (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: David Zilberman
Can Greening Markets Help Conserve Landraces in Situ? The Case of Eggplant in India

Kuletz, Valerie (Institute of International Studies)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Environmental Justice, Geographies of Neglect, and the Politics of Knowledge: Global Transformations in the Pacific Islands Region

Laukkanen, Marita (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Wayne Getz
Implicit Agreements in Transboundary Fisheries Management: Guidelines for the Northern Baltic Salmon Fishery

Lowe, Celia (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
Cultures of Nature: Science, Nation and Biodiversity Conservation in Indonesia

Millner, Antony Michael (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Larry Karp
Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change: Information, Costs, and Barriers

Mullen, Katrina (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: J. Keith Gilless
Spatial Analysis of the Impacts of Institutional Change on Chinese Rural Development and Forest Conservation

Nevins, Joseph (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Louise Fortmann
"Black Gold" and "Java": Coffee, Oil and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in East Timor

Newburn, David (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Elisabeth Sadoulet
Deforestation in the Mexican Commons: Toward a Program of Payments for Environmental Services

Okonta, Ike G. (Human Rights Center)
Faculty Sponsor: Eric Stover
Resources, Democracy and Petro-Violence: Oil Conflicts in Nembe and Questions of Citizenship in Nigeria's Oil-Producing Niger Delta

Olliver, Helene J. (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Alain De Janvry
Growth, Deforestation, and Unsecure Property Rights

Raffles, Hugh (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
On the Nature of the Amazon

Ray, Isha (Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Trans-boundary Rivers and Potential for Cooperation

Scott, Rebecca (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Mentor: Sofia Berto Villas-Boas
Choosing a World: An Economic and Environmental Portrait of Climate Policy

Smith, Elta (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: David Winickoff
Institutional Routes toward Generating Value in Agricultural Biotechnology: Economy, Ethics and Intellectual Property in the Global Agricultural Life Sciences

Sonnenfeld, David (Institute of International Studies)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
Natural Resource Conflicts and Ecological Modernization of Industry in Southeast Asia

Stahl, Johannes (Environmental Science, Policy, & Management)
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Peluso
The Institutionalization of Property Rights in Albanian and Romanian Biodiversity

Traeger, Christian (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Larry Karp
Time, uncertainty, and the Economics of the Precautionary Principle

Van Dusen, Eric (Agriculture and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Brian Wright
Economic and Political Issues Concerning the Conservation and International Exchange of Crop Genetic Resources

Wirpsa, Leslie (Institute of International Studies)
Faculty Sponsor: Katherine O'Neill
"The Gas is Ours:" Indigenous and Environmental Rights, Property Regimes at Petro-Resistance in the Andes

Worden, Lee (Energy and Resources Group)
Faculty Sponsor: Richard Norgaard
Cooperation, Sustainability, Power Dynamics, and Survival in Evolutionary Ecology

Zalik, Anna (Department of Geography)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Watts
Subjects of Extraction: Social Regulation, Corporate Aid and Petroleum Security in the Nigerian Delta and the Mexican Gulf

Zetland, David (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Hanemann
Conflict and Cooperation in a Southern California Water Cooperative

Contact

Questions may be directed to:
Ruxin Liu by e-mail at
or by phone at (510) 643-9579

Ruxin Liu
Director of Research and Extension
College of Natural Resources - Dean's Office
University of California, Berkeley
101 Giannini Hall # 3100
Berkeley, CA 94720-3100