Now Accepting Applications for Charlotte Conservation Fellowships

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The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2007-2008 Charlotte Conservation Fellows scholarship program.

Since its founding in 1961, the African Wildlife Foundation has believed that Africans are the ideal stewards of Africa's natural resources. This core belief led AWF to assist in establishing the first school to train African wildlife managers in Tanzania in 1961. To date, the school has trained over 3000 wildlife managers.

Today, lack of capacity to implement conservation programs continues to be one of the major threats facing wildlife conservation. AWF continues to invest in training and scholarship opportunities every year with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness and impact of African nationals in the fields relevant to conservation and sustainable development through the increased knowledge, skills, and credentials obtained through an advanced degree.

Under the Charlotte Conservation Fellowship Program, AWF is offering scholarships for full MSc or partial Ph.D. programs with field research components that produce knowledge or insight into specific conservation challenges in the African Heartlands or Conservation in general. This year, citizens of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Mozambique and Botswana are eligible to apply.

Expenses that AWF expects to cover under the scholarship will vary depending on the individual program selected by the scholarship recipient, but each scholarship is valued at a maximum cost of US$ 25,000. Those whose total costs for their studies exceed this figure must demonstrate that they have secured additional funding from other sources to enable them to complete their studies.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2007. To download the application and other materials, and to learn more about the Charlotte Conservation Program, click here.