ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2022-2024 EDGE Fellowships from Asia & Pacific region islands.
For the first time our curated list also includes both fish and gymnosperm species, along with amphibians, birds, reptiles, mammals and sharks/rays. A full list of eligible species and Fellowship advert are attached. For more information please visit: 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 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 July 2021. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external experts.