WCS Research Fellowship Program

WCS Research Fellowship Program

United States

OrganizerWildlife: Conservation Society(Research Organisation)

Important Dates

Start Date: 16 November 2010

End Date : 5 January 2011

Deadline: 5 January 2011

Eligibility Undergrad Level

Type of Opportunity Scholarship/Fellowship

The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Institute that is designed to build capacity for the next generation of conservationists by supporting individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wild places. The RFP helps train applied conservation scientists from developing countries. Since the RFP's establishment in 1993, over 2,000 proposals totaling over $23 million have been submitted to WCS for funding, of which 300 proposals totaling more than $3 million have been funded. Over 60% of the total funded proposals have come from national conservationists (citizens of the country in which they are conducting their research). All grantees are graduate-level students pursuing masters, doctoral, or veterinary degrees (or equivalents). Collectively, these professionals will help to apply field-tested conservation science to the challenges facing conservation today. WCS seeks projects that are based on sound and innovative conservation science and that encourage conservation practices that can contribute to sustainable development.

Before you apply, we strongly recommend that you send a one-paragraph summary of your intended proposal to fellowship@wcs. org for review and feedback. Please be sure to include the topic of your study (species, place, challenge) and any questions you may have about whether you fulfill the applicant eligibility requirements. Visit the given webpage to see eligibility requirements.

Website : http://www.wcs.org

Website of Opportunity: http://programs.wcs.org/Default.aspx?alias=programs.wcs.org/grants

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