The University of Cambridge in the UK is inviting applications for the Conservation Leadership MPhil Scholarships for developing countries for the 2023/2024 academic session.
Two scholarship Programmes have been generously established to support students to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership is generously supported by Arcadia. Additional scholarships are available as a result of support from another donor. Successful applicants for scholarships will have outstanding conservation leadership potential, but be unable to fund their studies from other sources. Particular priority for scholarships will be given to those from countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources.
These scholarships are available for students from less developed and developing countries to pursue a master’s degree in Conservation Leadership. The MPhil in Conservation Leadership aims to train students to address the challenges of biodiversity conservation in an integrated and interdisciplinary manner.
Worth of Award
The number and size of the scholarships vary from full scholarships to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students.
To be eligible;
- Successful applicants for scholarships will have outstanding conservation leadership potential, but be unable to fund their studies from other sources.
- Particular priority for scholarships will be given to those from countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources.
- The MPhil in Conservation Leadership is aimed at graduates of any discipline with at least three to five years of relevant professional experience, either in employment or in a voluntary capacity.
How to Apply
All applicants must provide with their application:
- A 500-word statement entitled, “Why I would like to enroll in the MPhil in Conservation Leadership and how my background provides the relevant leadership experience for the course”
- An academic essay of 500 words entitled “An analysis of the major conservation leadership challenges facing XXX” where XXX can be either your country (e.g. Botswana) or a conservation organization with which you are familiar (e.g. Conservation Intl.).
Applying for these scholarships involves a two-stage process.
- First, applicants should, if they have not already done so, make a formal application to the Graduate Admissions Office for a place on the course.
- Second, scholarship applicants should write a financial case explaining the funds that they have available and any funds that they still require to ensure they can take up a place on the course.
- This financial case should update any information given in the original application to the Graduate Admissions Office.
- The financial case should not exceed 200 words. Financial cases should then be e-mailed to the Programme Administrator, Lisa Harris (admin.conservationleadership-at-geog.cam.ac.uk).
- Please note that to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must (i) provide evidence of their current English language status (e.g. an IELTS test result) by the end of March, and (ii) meet the English Language requirement by the end of July in the year they wish to begin the course.
Deadline: The application deadline is December 1, 2022.