Applications for the Wild Animal Initiative Fellowship Program for Early Career Scientists for the 2023/24 academic session are currently open.
The mission of Wild Animal Initiative is to improve the lives of wild animals at scale. This will ultimately require evidence-based interventions, policy changes, and widespread public support, but interventions can have unintended consequences if they’re not properly researched. Therefore the primary goal is to advance the understanding of the welfare of wild animals through rigorous scientific research.
Worth of Award
A stipend of up to $60,000 USD per year for salary and living expenses. Eligible candidates can request an additional allowance of up to $25,000 USD per year for field work, consumables, and other research-related costs.
- This call is open to applicants at an early-career stage (postdoctoral researchers or anyone within 5 years of receiving a PhD). Candidates who are interested in pursuing a long-term research career in wild animal welfare.
- Applications from communities underrepresented in the sciences, including but not limited to people of colour, people of the global south, self-identified women, and non-binary individuals are particularly encouraged.
How to Apply
To submit an application, please submit the following materials:
- brief explanation of your career plans.
- brief statement of your interest in wild animal welfare.
- 1-2 page concept note outlining the details of your proposed project.
- brief explanation of how you and your key collaborators are qualified for the proposed project.
Required for Track 1 applicants only:
- Letter of Support from your proposed advisor and their CV uploaded as one file (Only required if you know the host institution and/or advisor).
Deadline: Applications for the Wild Animal Initiative Fellowship are due by January 1, 2023 by 5:00 pm EST.