EDGE Fellowship Programme

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5 Apr 2018 - 21:00
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ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2019-2021 EDGE Fellowships. The list of eligible species and Fellowship advert are linked to this page. For more information see: www.edgeofexistence.org/apply-now

The EDGE Fellowship

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is the only global conservation initiative focusing specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. One of the most effective ways in which the programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders, EDGE Fellows, working on poorly-known EDGE mammal, amphibian, bird, reptile, coral and shark species. EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme, comprising of:

  • A 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
  • A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on an eligible EDGE species;
  • Ongoing technical support and mentorship (achieved via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits) throughout the Fellowship;
  • A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London to support Fellows to scale up their projects

The application deadline is 18th June 2018. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external experts.