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2023-2025 EDGE Fellowship

2023 EDGE Fellowship || EDGE of Existence program

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The call for 2023-2025 EDGE Fellowship applications is now OPEN!

 ZSL’s EDGE of Existence program is working to secure the future of EDGE species by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders working on poorly-known EDGE: fish, gymnosperms, bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, shark as well as ray species

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Benefits fo EDGE Fellowship

  • 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the program to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan as well as implement their project;
  • A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on a top-priority EDGE species;
  • Also, ongoing technical support via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits throughout the Fellowship;
  • One-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organization;
  • In addition, a 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London on successful completion of Fellowship to help Fellows prepare for the next stage of their career.

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Eligibility for EDGE Fellowship

  • Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2022 curated list.
  • Are an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years experience).
  • Are residents of a country in which the proposed focal species occurs.

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Useful Links

  1. Application guidelines
  2. Application form
  3. Risk Assessment template
  4. Curated species list
  5. FAQ

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with the EDGE team before applying. The EDGE team will be happy to provide feedback on draft applications submitted at least 3 weeks before the deadline.



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline17 July,2022
Open toAfrica Region
OrganizerZoological Society of London
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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