Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program
NCC staff member Rebecca Reimer and University of Lethbridge field assistant Kirsty McFadyen erect fencing around newly planted wood-poppy seedlings (Photo by Jenny McCune)
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 supports conservation and management of important natural areas and biological diversity across Canada.
Fellowships are advertised for specific research projects, specifying whether the fellowship is for a PhD (four years of stipend support) or MSc (two years of stipend support). The first cohort of fellows began their studies in fall 2020.
This program aims to:
- Create an environment that provides fellows with relevant and unique learning opportunities that extend beyond their own research, including:
- engagement with NCC staff and the organization’s work; and
- opportunities for professional development.
- Develop a sense of community among fellows that fosters peer support, creating strong connections that carry over into their professional careers.
- Ensure that fellowships are awarded to students conducting world-class applied conservation research directly addressing pressing conservation challenges and NCC priorities.
If you have any questions about the program, please direct them to Aerin Jacob.
The Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Weston Family Foundation.