Applications are open for the 2019 Kinship Conservation Fellowship. The fellowship aims to develop a community of leaders dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental issues with an emphasis on market-based principles. The 2019 Fellowship will take place from June 30 through July 31, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Only the best and the brightest practitioners in the field are chosen to become Fellows. Those who are selected receive a $6000 stipend and a month of valuable training. The curriculum is delivered by a faculty of global experts who work closely with each carefully selected cohort of Fellows to explore new ways to apply market-based approaches to environmental issues.
Using a case study methodology, Fellows identify new solutions to real life conservation challenges. Over the course of the month, Fellows attend dynamic sessions, participate in collaborative and independent projects, and attend field trips.
Fellows receive $6,000 stipend.
Kinship Conservation Fellowship Eligibility
- They’re looking for conservation leaders with at least five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, involved with the implementation of market-based approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders.
- A key part of the Fellows application is a proposed project describing an environmental issue related to the applicant’s work and the plans to develop a solution using market approaches.
- Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work. 18 applicants are selected to participate in the training program.
In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its equivalent).
- Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after completing a degree.
- Be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).
Applicants who meet the above requirements will be evaluated in the following areas:
- Proposed project viability and appropriateness
- Leadership potential
- Potential contribution at the Fellowship program and ongoing membership in the Fellows Community
How to Apply for Kinship Conservation Fellowship
Here is what is required in the application:
- Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must use the online application to apply to the Fellowship.
For more information, visit Kinship Fellowship.