The EDGE Fellowship
ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is the only global conservation initiative focusing specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. One of the most effective ways in which the programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders, EDGE Fellows, working on poorly-known EDGE mammal, amphibian, bird, reptile, and shark species.
EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme, comprising of:
- A 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
- A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on an eligible EDGE species. Projects can cover a wide varied of topics and are not restrained to conservation biology, as long as the link between the objectives and the species conservation is clear and realistic.
- Ongoing technical support and mentorship (achieved via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits) throughout the Fellowship;
- A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London to support Fellows to scale up their projects
You may be eligible for an EDGE Fellowship if you:
- Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2019 curated list.
- Are an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years’ experience).
- Are a resident of a country in which the proposed focal species occurs.