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The Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diptera Systematics
The Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Diptera Systematics at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology, Diptera Unit.

The Diptera Unit of the Smithsonian Department of Entomology (USNM) is pleased to announce the Schlinger Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in support of the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera. The recipient will conduct collections-based systematics research on flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and will contribute to the development of the BioSystematic Database of World Diptera as well as other Smithsonian-lead initiatives, such as the Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) and the Consortium for the Barcodes of Life (CBoL).

Flower flies have been selected as a focus of systematic inquiry as they are critical pollinators (a Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) cross-cutting theme), agriculturally important biological control agents, and biodiverse. The group is ready to be harvested in diverse way and will provide a test of the new digital analysis and
dissemination methodologies now available at the Smithsonian.

The fellowship: The fellowship duration is one year with potential renewal for another year. The stipend is $42,000 per year plus benefits. Additional funds up to $5,000 are also available for research expenses and related travel.

The fellowship includes a significant community component (e.g., building and enhancing of the existing Diptera projects (BDWD), collections and global projects (Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) and the Consortium for the Barcodes of Life (CBoL). Information on the Diptera Unit may be found at Diptera Site, on EOL and CBoL.

To apply: The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree, or at least all requirements for receiving the Ph.D. degree must be completed by the announcement date.Applications should be submitted to F. Christian Thompson, Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution, P. O. Box 37012, Washington, D. C. 20013-7012 USA. (email).
Applications should include project description related to the goals of the fellowship of no more than three pages (exclusive of bibliography), curriculum vitae (NSF-style 2 page Biographical Sketch, see pages 20-21 of NSF Grant Proposal Guide), along with the names with addresses (e-mail preferred) of three professional references. Deadline for application is 1 September 2008, award announcement 1 October 2008, and the preferred starting date is 1 November 2008. NO telephone calls.

F. Christian Thompson
Systematic Entomology Lab., ARS, USDA
c/o Smithsonian Institution MRC-0169
PO Box 37012
Washington, D. C. 20013-7012
(202) 382-1800 voice
(202) 786-9422 fax
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16.07.24 12:37

11.07.24 13:59
Following up on the update provided by Paul on the donations received in 2024, I just made a donation. Follow my example Wink

07.03.24 01:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

17.08.23 16:23

17.08.23 14:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 14:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 12:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 09:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

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Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 22:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

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