Become a Conservation Leader
Friday 1 February 2013
The Zoological Society of London is looking for future conservation leaders to apply for two-year Fellowships working on poorly-known EDGE mammal, amphibian or coral species.
The EDGE of Existence programme is the only global conservation initiative focusing specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history.
EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme comprising of:
- A 4-week Conservation Tools training course in Kenya (location to be confirmed) at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
- A grant to undertake a 2-year project on a top-priority EDGE species;
- Ongoing technical support/mentoring (achieved via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits) throughout the Fellowship;
- A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London on successful completion of Fellowship to help Fellows prepare for the next stage of their career.
The application form, guidelines, and eligibility criteria are available to download on the EDGE of Existence website or can be requested from the EDGE Fellows Co-ordinator ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). We strongly encourage applicants to discuss their projects with us before applying, and are happy to give feedback on a draft of the application before the deadline.
The next application deadline is 31st March 2013. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Successful applicants will be announced by June 2013.