Charlotte Conservation Fellows Program

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Charlotte Conservation Fellows Program: Under the Charlotte Conservation Fellowship Program, AWF is offering scholarships for full MSc or partial Ph.D. programs with field research components that produce knowledge or insight into specific conservation challenges in the African Heartlands or conservation in general.

Expenses that AWF expects to cover under the scholarship will vary depending on the individual program selected by the scholarship recipient, but each scholarship is valued at US$ 25,000.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must:

  • Be nationals of eligible countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Southern Sudan, South Africa, Zambia, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso.
  • Be 21-40 years of age.
  • Have secured a place at an appropriate university and be ready to commence studies within one year of the award of the fellowship. Students applying to study in African universities will be given special consideration.
  • Have exemplary work experience of not less than four years that demonstrates a strong commitment and outstanding motivation to the conservation of Africa's natural heritage.
  • Have a field research plan, which has a direct link or is relevant to AWF and the host country's conservation needs.
  • Demonstrate that they will remain working in conservation in home country in order to use their skills to make a contribution to conservation.

    Applicants should submit a letter of recommendation or support from their employer to show that they are engaged in conservation in home country.

    If they are in the diaspora, they should get a letter of recommendation from a relevant government ministry to demonstrate their willingness to return to home country to work in conservation.

    Qualified women candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

    Deadline: 31 July. For more information and application materials, contact: Charlotte Conservation Fellows Program Website More: International Fellowships » Graduate Fellowships » PhD Fellowships