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New! Announcing applications for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science!

Applications due September 16, 2016

Meade quoteWilburforce Foundation, in partnership with COMPASS, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. The Wilburforce Fellowship is a year-long program providing leadership and science communication training, along with coaching and support, to scientists from a wide range of affiliations, career stages, and disciplines. At the root of this initiative is Wilburforce Foundation’s commitment to empowering scientists to engage in conservation management and policy discussions, because when scientists are part of the conversation, we get better solutions.

We know the future of conserving nature relies upon a collaborative community of individuals, organizations, agencies, and allied partners who together seek to sustain wildlife and wildlands. The Wilburforce Fellowship builds a community of practice where scientists are advancing decision-relevant research, effectively communicating scientific findings and contributing to conservation solutions by engaging with local communities, policymakers, land managers and advocates.

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Applications due September 16, 2016

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Wilburforce Foundation, in partnership with COMPASS, is now accepting applications for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. This year-long program will begin April 2017. This fellowship is open to 20 scientists working in conservation biology, ecology, environmental economics, or traditional ecological knowledge in one or more of Wilburforce Foundation’s Priority Regions. Applicants may be of any affiliation and at any career stage. We aim to bring together a diverse network of researchers - young to senior scientists, from a range of backgrounds - to build their skills and networks in a continuing community of mutual support and inspiration.

Nancy Baron
Nancy Baron, Science Outreach Director, COMPASS, and Fellowship co-lead

Fellows will attend a six-day intensive training led by COMPASS in April 23-28, 2017 in Tuscon, Arizona where they will be provided with a comprehensive foundation of leadership and communications skills. At the training, each participant will set a goal for individual or collective engagement on a specific conservation issue, and begin to define an action plan to achieve it. Throughout the following year, fellows will receive coaching and support from trainers and peers to achieve their goals, as well as help connecting with targeted individuals and audiences.

 

Questions about the fellowship may be directed to COMPASS at WilburforceFellows@COMPASSonline.org.

Apply now for the 2017 Fellowship!

Wilburforce Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 WIlburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science! CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!

COMPASS Blog

Read Nancy Baron's blog post about the Fellowship:

Climbing Dawn Walls for Conservation Science

From COMPASSBLOGS - Answering "So What?" in science communication

Meet the 2015 Fellows

CSP Matrix

Learn more about our 2015 Fellows.