Primate Info Net Banner Wisconsin PRC Logo

Positions Available

ATTENTION: This job expired Nov. 25, 2018 and is no longer linked from the job list. If you are the job poster and would like to renew the listing, please access it through "My Job Listings" (available when logged in only).

Primate Behavior & Ecology Field School in Costa Rica: winter break 2018-2019

Educational Organization:
Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

Date Posted:

Program Description:
Are you looking for a primate field school this winter break?

We are still accepting applications for our winter field course in Costa Rica.

This intensive field course provides experience in studying wild monkeys in a tropical rainforest environment and is excellent preparation for graduate studies in primatology, animal behaviour, and ecology. The course includes training in field methods and culminates with an independent research project. After attending daily lectures, students individually design and complete research projects on some aspect of primate behavioral ecology with the guidance of the course professor.

La Suerte Biological Research Station is a protected rainforest sanctuary operated by the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy, a conservation non-profit organization. The site contains mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata), white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus), and Central American spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi). Primate studies have been ongoing at this site for 25 years.

Entrance Qualifications:
No specific prerequisites are necessary. Undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of training are encouraged to apply. You do not need to be currently registered as a university student to participate in this course.

For more information and to apply, visit

Tuition / Fees:
$2 095 USD for course registration fee, tuition, room and board at the La Suerte Biological Research Station, and group transportation to and from San Jose. Cost of flights, shared hotel accommodation on arrival and departure days, and meals in San Jose are not included.

Support (scholarships, travel):
An annual scholarship is offered through the American Society of Primatologists. For more information, visit

Start + End Dates:
Dec 27, 2018 (fly in) to Jan 9, 2019 (fly out)

Contact Information:
Dr. Laura Bolt


E-Mail Address:

Questions and Comments

Questions about a specific job listing should be directed to the contact person listed for that job. Questions and comments about using the Primate-Jobs web site can be directed to Joe Kemnitz at