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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Conservation Professionals for Training on Environmental Issues

Kinship Conservation Fellows Program


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Funding Source
Kinship Conservation Fellows
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/14/24 11:59 PM CST Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of $8,000 to USA, Canada, and International conservation professionals to attend a one-month training program in the US. The program curriculum will be taught by a faculty of international experts who will work with fellows to explore new methods of employing market-based approaches to address environmental issues. The fellowship will take place at the Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

The month-long, in-residence Fellowship focuses on market-based solutions in conservation and cultivates your leadership skills in the sector. Through interactive discussions, systems-thinking exercises, and peer-learning sessions, Fellows engage with stories and innovative solutions to overcome complex challenges that they can apply to their own work.

Kinship Fellows join a community of practitioners, innovators, and leaders, who continue to network and collaborate to address environmental challenges. Their global network of 332 Fellows spans 66 countries across 7 continents.

The month-long fellowship is the beginning of years of close partnership with your cohort as well as this global network. Fellows continue to share knowledge, advice, mentorship, funding opportunities, professional development, and more. Past Fellows have returned to serve as program faculty; helped convene regional learning summits for the network; and collaborated with one another on research and project implementation. Kinship Conservation Fellows is a community of support you can rely on throughout your career.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This program is seeking conservation leaders with at least five years of on-the-ground experience in conservation, who are involved with the implementation of market-based approaches to solve environmental problems and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders.

Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its overseas equivalent).
- Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after your degree.
- Be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).

Pre-Application Information
- Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM US Central Standard Time on January 14, 2024.
- Applications that are in progress but have not been submitted by this deadline will not be considered.
- Letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the system by the letter writer by Sunday, January 21, 2024.

How to Apply:

Number of Grants
Each year 18 applicants are selected to participate in the Fellowship program.

Estimated Size of Grant
Fellows receive a stipend of US$8000, net of customary U.S. tax withholding.

Term of Contract
The 2024 program runs June 30 – July 30.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Please email if you have any questions.

For technical questions contact:

Kinship Conservation Fellows
P.O. Box 1707
Madison, WI 53701

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