2019 Kinship Conservation Fellowship
Deadline: January 8, 2019.
Applicants from across the world are invited to submit applications for the 2019 Kinship Conservation Fellowship which is an environmental leadership program that emphasizes market-based approaches to conservation.
The Fellowship is delivered by a faculty of experts who work closely with each carefully selected cohort of Fellows to explore innovative ways to address conservation challenges. The curriculum uses a case study approach, where participants evaluate market-driven conservation practices through interactive discussions, systems-thinking exercises, and peer-learning sessions.
- To qualify, applicants must be mid-career practitioners with at least five years of experience who are familiar with market-based tools and demonstrate leadership and innovative thinking.
- A key part of the Fellows application is a proposed project describing an environmental issue related to the applicant’s work and the plans to develop a solution using market approaches.
- Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work.
- 18 applicants are selected to participate in the training program.
- In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its equivalent).
- Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after completing a degree.
- Be proficient in spoken and written English.
- Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).
The 2019 Fellowship will take place from June 30 through July 31, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
Applicants must use the online application to apply to the Fellowship.
- Summary of your leadership experience. (150 words)
- Why you wish to attend the Kinship Fellows program and what you see yourself doing in five years. (250 words)
- Summary of your experience working with market-based tools. (250 words)
- A description of a project or an environmental challenge or issue in your work and how you plan to develop a solution using market-based approaches. (500 words)
NOTE: Letters of recommendation must be submitted to the program by the person providing the recommendation. They cannot be uploaded with your application. A signed copy of the letter should be on letterhead and should be scanned and saved as a PDF or JPEG and emailed to: [email protected]. If possible, limit each letter to one page.
Electronic submissions are preferred, but letters can also be mailed to:
Kinship Conservation Fellows Program
225 West Washington Street, 28th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606