ANNOUNCEMENT: The WCS Research Fellowship Program The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totaling more than $3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of conservation practitioners worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects that have a clear application to conservation.
In 2010, the RFP was re-designed and re-launched with a new focus of supporting work directly related to WCS priority land/seascapes, species, and/or the global challenges of wildlife health, climate change, human livelihoods, and natural resource extraction. The Program seeks to support the field work of graduate-level students (Masters, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who will work with WCS staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in special cases, North America (limited to Native Americans and First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Collectively, the professionals receiving RFP grants will apply field-tested conservation science to the challenges facing the natural world.
We ask you to please forward the attached announcement for this opportunity to any conservation practitioners who might be interested in learning more. Individuals interested in submitting an RFP application should visit http://programs.wcs.org/grants for eligibility information. The application deadline is January 5, 2011. The maximum award is $20,000. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Program Manager, WCS Institute
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