2016 Kinship Conservation Fellowship Program for Conservationists ($USD6,000 Stipend)

Kinship Conservation Fellows

Application Deadline: January 18, 2016.

When: The program will take place from June 26 through July 27, 2016.

The Kinship Conservation Fellows program, which began in 2001, trains experienced conservationists in the use of market-based principles to address environmental challenges. The program’s ultimate aim is to see large-scale conservation outcomes related to increased health of environmental systems and reduced environmental threats.

Kinship Fellows join a community of practitioners where they continue to network and collaborate to address environmental challenges. Kinship’s  global network of 228 Fellows in 51 countries across 7 continents is collaborative, innovative, and dedicated to effective conservation.

The Kinship Fellows‘ track record of success makes it clear that our investment benefits not only Fellows, but also their organizations, and the greater conservation community. Fellows bring home new ideas, tools, and inspiration.


  • The Kinship Fellowship is looking for conservation leaders with at least five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, involved with the implementation of market-based approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders.
  • A key part of your application will be a proposed project describing an environmental issue related to your work and your plans for developing a solution using market approaches.
  • Successful applicants will be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work.
  • 18 applicants are selected to participate in the training program.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • – Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its overseas equivalent).
  • – Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience, after your degree.
  • – Be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • – Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).


  • $6,000 stipend
  • Fellows are responsible for their own travel costs.
  • Kinship Fellows are housed in comfortable residence hall suites located on the award-winning « green » Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, which also provides classroom and other meeting spaces for the program.
  • A daily lunch allowance for University dining facilities is included. For off-campus dining, downtown and the historic district are within a couple of miles of campus, just a walk, bike ride or short drive away.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants who meet the above requirements will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • – Proposed project viability and appropriateness
  • – Leadership potential
  • – Potential contribution to the month-long program and to an ongoing community of leaders

Apply Now for the Kinship Conservation Fellowship Program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kinship Conservation Fellowship Program



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