Deadline: July 16, 2023
Applications for the Zoological Society of London EDGE Fellowship 2023 are now open. One of the most effective ways ZSL’s EDGE of Existence program is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders working on poorly known EDGE fish, gymnosperms, bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, shark or ray species.
The EDGE of Existence program is the only global conservation initiative to focus specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. Using a scientific framework to identify the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species, the EDGE of Existence program highlights and protects some of the most unique and most wonderful species on the planet.
The two-year Fellowship comprises 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 a top-priority EDGE species;
- Ongoing technical support via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits throughout the Fellowship;
- One-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organisation;
- A 2-week Conservation Impact training course in London to help Fellows prepare for the next stage of their career.
You may be eligible for an EDGE Fellowship if you:
- Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2023 curated list.
- Are an early-career conservationist with less than ten years’ paid experience.
- Are a resident of the country in which the proposed focal species occurs.
- Are from Latin America, Caribbean, or Pacific islands.
Applications documents must be emailed to [email protected] by 23:59 (BST) on the 16th of July 2023. Enter “EDGE Fellowship application_your name” as the email subject line when submitting your application.
Applications documents must include:
- A completed and signed copy of the application form
- A map of the project site
- A copy of your CV (no more than two A4 sides)
- A recent photograph of yourself
- A copy of your risk assessment (using the ZSL template)
- Evidence of English competency (only if English is not your first language)
- Proof of your SCUBA diving skills – a scanned copy of your qualification card/certificate is sufficient. (if applicable)
In addition, you must arrange for two letters of support from referees to be emailed to [email protected], with “EDGE Fellowship Reference_your name” as the subject of the email by 23:59 (BST) on the 16th of July 2023. One of these references must be from your in-country supervisor.
For more information, visit EDGE Fellowship.