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SCB Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards

SCB will allocate awards funding in 2019 to support ten graduate student members whose research advances the science and practice of conserving biological diversity. 

The fellowship is designed to support graduate students who need assistance with costs toward field expenses in order to complete their degree (see the 2018 award winners). 

The SCB Global Awards Committee administers the Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards and evaluates applicants on merit and with respect to geographic, topical, gender and other aspects of conservation diversity. 

  • Call for Applications: 21 March 2019
  • Deadline to Apply: 26 April 2019
  • Award Amount: $1,000 USD total
  • Notification of Winners: May 2019

Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards will support field work, including travel, materials or equipment required to conduct research by graduate students.

Students must demonstrate financial need toward completion of graduate degree and graduate research must contribute to SCB’s mission to advance the science and practice of conserving Earth's biodiversity.

How to Apply

Applicants complete the Graduate Student Fellowship Award Application, which includes questions that cover the applicant's research project, budget justification and description of how the award will support completion of the applicant's graduate degree, and a statement on the applicant's involvement with SCB (membership, conferences attended, chapter participation, committee support / volunteerism, etc.).

Checklist for Your Application Package

  1. Completed Graduate Student Research Award Application Form
  2. Short CV (max 2 pages)
  3. Proof of active membership in SCB (member ID entered on application form)
  4. Proof of university enrollment for the calendar period January-December 2019 (e.g., scanned copy of a university student card, registration fees receipt).
  5. Letter of support (no more than one page) from primary supervisor

Submitting Your Application Package

Send your application package to the Awards Committee (awards (at) conbio (dot) org). If possible, package your application, CV and proof of university enrollment into one PDF document in this order:

  1. Application form
  2. CV
  3. Proof of university enrollment. 

When you name your file, please include your surname and first name (ie Doe_Jane_GradAwardApp).

Your letter of support should be attached as a separate file and labeled accordingly (ie Jane Doe Letter of Support). 

If you cannot package your application materials into one PDF document, then please be sure to include all materials (application, CV, proof of university enrollment, letter of support) in one email with your name included in the file name of each document (ie Doe_Jane_application; Doe_Jane_CV; etc).