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 supports and trains 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 began their studies in fall 2020.

Meet the 2020 Weston Family Conservation Science Fellows >

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

There are no fellowship opportunities at the moment.

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

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