EDGE of Existence – fellowship programme
The Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence programme (www.edgeofexistence.org) is the only global conservation initiative focusing specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. One of the most effective ways in which the programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (“EDGE Fellows”) working on poorly-known EDGE mammal, amphibian or coral species. ZSL are now seeking applications for the 2012-14 Fellowship Programme. EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme comprising of:
- A grant to undertake a 2-year project on a top-priority EDGE species
- A 4-week Conservation Tools training course in Kenya (location to be confirmed)
- Ongoing technical support and mentoring
- A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London
The application form, guidelines, and eligibility criteria are available to download on the EDGE of Existence website (http://www.edgeofexistence.org/conservation/fellows.php) 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 (31st May 2012).