Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program

Hikers at Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by NCC)

Hikers at Freshwater Bay, NL (Photo by NCC)

The Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program will support and train graduate students conducting Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) priority research so that they can become next-generation leaders in applied conservation science. Research by Fellows will support conservation and management of important natural areas and biological diversity across Canada.

The first cohort of Fellows will begin their studies in fall 2020. 

This program aims to:

  1. Create an environment that supports research and provides Fellows with relevant and unique learning opportunities that extend beyond their own research. 
  2. Develop a sense of community among Fellows that fosters peer support and collaboration, creating strong connections that carry over into their professional careers. 
  3. Ensure that fellowships are given to students conducting world-class applied conservation research directly addressing pressing conservation challenges and NCC priorities.

Fellowships will be advertised for specific research projects and the advertisement will specify whether the fellowship is for a PhD (four years of stipend support) or MSc (two years of stipend support). A call for applications will be advertised separately for each project, and instructions for application will be provided with the advertisement. 

Current opportunities

The application deadline for 2020 fellowships has closed. A call for 2021 fellowship applications will be announced in fall 2020.

 

If you have any questions about the program, please direct them to Samantha Knight.

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