EDGE of Existence Programme Accepting Applications

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 06:40

Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2021-2023 EDGE Fellowships. This cohort is focused on candidates from Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific islands.

The EDGE Fellowship

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme 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, bird, reptile, shark and ray species. EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme, comprising of:

• A 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
• A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on an eligible EDGE species;
• Ongoing technical support and mentorship (achieved via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits) throughout the Fellowship;
• A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London to support Fellows to scale up their projects

The application deadline is 6th September 2020. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external experts.

For more information please visit: www.edgeofexistence.org/apply-now