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Wildlife Conservation Society (Established 1895)
Conservation Agency
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Director: Kent H. Redford
2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460 UNITED STATES
Department: WCS Institute
Institution: Research Fellowship Program

Mission: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

Financial Aid: The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totaling more than $3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of conservation practitioners worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects that have a clear application to conservation.

In 2010, the RFP was re-designed and re-launched with a new focus of supporting work directly related to WCS priority land/seascapes, species, and/or the global challenges of wildlife health, climate change, human livelihoods, and natural resource extraction. The Program seeks to support the field work of graduate-level students (Masters, PhD, DVM, or equivalent) who will work with WCS staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in special cases, North America (limited to Native Americans and First Nations, Métis, or Inuit). Collectively, the professionals receiving RFP grants will apply field-tested conservation science to the challenges facing the natural world.

Individuals interested in submitting an RFP application should visit for eligibility information. The application deadline is January 5, 2011. The maximum award is $20,000.

For more information, please email

Number of Staff: 250

Last Updated: 2010-06-21

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