The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is accepting applications from early-career conservation biologists to become Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endangered (EDGE) fellows for the year 2014. The fellowship program is designed to provide structured training to early-career conservation biologists to undertake an applied research or conservation project on a local EDGE species.
The fellows receive a grant of up to £10,000, get an opportunity to attend two regional training courses; undertake online modules in relevant topics; and receive one-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organization.
Eligibility Criteria –
Applicants must be an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years experience).
Application from areas where conservation capacity is most needed and where support is most likely to have a large impact- the developing countries are selected for funding.
Applicants must be a national and resident of the country in which the proposed focal species occurs.
Applicants must focus their work on a mammal, amphibian or coral EDGE or ED-DD species.
Projects should fit into the following categories – applied research and conservation planning; and implementation of recommended conservation actions.
Applicants must be computer literate able to use basic Microsoft package.
Complete application includes – completed application form, curriculum vitae, recent photograph of the applicant, map of project location, copy of risk assessment, proof of the applicant’s SCUBA diving skills (if applicable), evidence of English competency (if applicable).
For more information, please visit Become an EDGE Fellow page.