Kinship Conservation Fellows Program 2017 (Funding Available)

Kinship Conservation Fellows Program 2017 (Funding Available)

Deadline: January 16, 2017

Applications are ongoing for the Kinship Conservation Fellows Program 2017. The month-long, in residence program is delivered by a faculty of global experts using a case study approach where participants design and evaluate market-driven conservation approaches through interactive discussions, system thinking exercises, and peer-learning sessions. The fellows program will be held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, from June 25 – July 26, 2017.


  • $6,000 stipend and a month of valuable, cutting-edge training


  • Open to conservation leaders 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;
  • Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its overseas equivalent);
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after your degree;
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English;
  • Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Proposed project viability and appropriateness
  • Leadership potential
  • Potential contribution to the month-long program and to an ongoing community of leaders

Application Process

Begin application here.

For more information, visit Kinship Conservation Fellows Program 2017.