Wednesday, May 02, 2007

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Alcoa Practitioner Fellowship for Conservation and Sustainability Research Projects

Practitioner Fellowships provide a non-degree opportunity for qualified mid-level professionals from NGOs (and in some cases, government) to conduct approved six- to twelve-month intensive applied research projects in conservation and sustainability. Fellows work from their home organization and are mentored remotely by an expert from a selected Sustainability Institute. The Sustainability Institutes are: The World Conservation Union (IUCN), Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), World Wildlife Fund - United States (WWF-US). Each Sustainability Institute has a series of topics in Conservation and Sustainability for which they will be mentoring Practitioner Fellows.

Topics fall under one of the four themes that make up the research areas for the Fellowship Program: Conservation of Fragile Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Climate Change and Energy, Sustainability, Livelihoods and Economic Growth and Integrating Sustainability into Public Policy and Governance. Fellows receive a grant of $10,000 and reimbursement for travel to an Orientation and a Program Conference. The deadline to apply is May 31 2007.

For more information and to download the application, see www.alcoafoundationfellows.org/page/pf2007.

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