Nepal hosts exceptional biodiversity. From the top of the Himalayas to its subtropical lowlands, there is a growing demand for applied conservation science researchers who are empowered to help tackle Nepal’s mounting environmental challenges. Yet, many emerging conservationists struggle to envision viable careers in this field, including because relevant support and opportunities are often limited.
The Nepal Conservation Research Fellowship was launched in 2018 by Greenhood Nepal and Lancaster University Conservation Governance Lab to provide our colleagues with the academic, professional and social support they need to build successful careers in conservation. You can read more about interests and experiences on our website. This is a two-year Fellowship for early-career, applied conservation science researchers that people undertake during their own time. Fellows tend to focus on social science methods but often engage multi-method studies, in areas such as natural resource management, environmental policy, behavioural change and environmental education. We are a supportive community that works to support one another and build life-long collaborations and friendships, in the interest of both personal and professional progression and meaningful contributions to conservation. As a Fellow, you will develop your own applied research project, conduct on your own time, in partnership with an international mentor and through peer-to-peer support with the other Fellows. You will identify ways to use your research to help inform conservation practices, such as through policy events, advocacy, public engagement and court action. You will have the chance to participate in our monthly lab meetings and paper discussions, occasional training, and help support one another with developing grants, preparing interviews and accessing international travel and educational opportunities. Thanks to the generosity of Sean Dennis, Fellows can apply internally for limited funds to help cover the costs of conducting fieldwork and stakeholder engagement.
Principles of Candidate Selection Fellows must
To apply, please email the following in a single .pdf document named as “last name first name” to email@example.com by 26 February 2021 (Extended till 12 March 2021).
Please direct any question to firstname.lastname@example.org