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The Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellows Program

The Center for Collaborative Conservation’s Fellows Program provides funding and training to students, faculty, and practitioners who use a collaborative approach to help communities improve their livelihoods and achieve conservation goals. Our growing network of Fellows stays connected to the CCC and their cohort during and after the fellowship for lifelong friendship and learning. For a comprehensive view of our program, check out our CCC Fellows Program 10-year review: Assessment of impacts.

We are currently seeking graduate students, faculty, and practitioners interested in receiving funding to plan and implement an on-the-ground project, delve into the practice of collaborative conservation, and join a community of practice.  

Sound interesting? Then consider applying to be part of the Collaborative Conservation Fellows Program! Fellows learn and apply the practices that are the hallmark of successful collaborative conservation. They also become part of our growing network of Fellows, staying connected to their cohort and the CCC for lifelong friendship and learning.  

Still interested? Then read our Cohort 13 Request for Proposals here 

How to become a Fellow

Develop a project idea, create a Project Pitch, and submit to by Oct. 21 2022.  

Fellows projects can involve a team of Fellows or an individual Fellow. Past Fellows projects have included:   

  • Working with a diverse group of stakeholders to do on-the-ground conservation efforts, such as a restoration project, conservation research, social science research, citizen science, or education.  
  • Projects designed to build capacity of a group of stakeholders to work together to accomplish conservation efforts, such as training, planning, creating tools (such as an app, social network map, photovoice, etc.), gathering and sharing information, outreach, or other support activities.
  • Convening a diverse group of organizations, agencies, and other stakeholders to support collaborative conservation efforts.  

Helpful resources:  

Cohort 13 RFP 
Project Pitch Guidelines
Project Pitch Review Criteria
Budget Template
Fellows Program Internship

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