Applications for a Global Trees Campaign student grant are invited from MSc students undertaking research projects focused on the in situ conservation of a threatened tree species.
More than 9,600 trees species are threatened with extinction yet very few trees receive attention from applied conservation projects. One of the reasons for this is the low number of conservation practitioners with skills and knowledge required to carry out necessary interventions, and there are simply not enough conservationists focusing their efforts on trees.
Towards a global network of tree conservationists
To address this concern the Global Trees Campaign, in partnership with the Conservation Leadership Programme, aims to invest in early career biologists interested in tree conservation through the implementation of a student grant scheme. A small number of grants will be awarded to support MSc students to meet the costs of undertaking their research project addressing a question pertinent to the applied conservation of a threatened tree species.
Successful applicants would also be able to access expertise through the Conservation Leadership Programme and its alumni network – a platform that supports career development and promotes knowledge and experience sharing between 2,500 conservation leaders based in approximately 100 countries.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for a grant should review the Call for Proposals document to check their eligibility to apply to the fund. For those that are eligible, an application form is available to download from the Global Trees Campaign here. The deadline for applications is Monday 28th March 2016.