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Developing research and higher education on animal biodiversity and wildlife conservation in the Caribbean

Training grant scheme

Caribaea Initiative Fellowship Programs

P1050454Caribaea Initiative offers different fellowship programs to native and resident young students of the Caribbean region who are motivated in becoming future regional experts in key disciplines of wildlife conservation biology.

– Summer projects : The student must be registered in a bachelor degree in biology/ecology. These grants are intended to enable the fulfillment of a supervised project, from 4 to 8 weeks during the summer. This project must be relevant to the study and / or conservation of the Caribbean fauna, and must take place in the Caribbean region. The host institution can be a public institution (university, public institutions of a scientific and technical character, local services of the state, regional government, etc.) or a non-profit organization. The amount of the grant is up to 200€ per week (or 200US$ depending on the host institution location). In addition, a contribution to the research expenses, ranging between 500 and 2 000€ (500 to 2 000US$) depending on the duration and nature of the project, will be allocated to the host institution. A 10-page report describing the achievements of the project will have to be submitted within three months after the end of the project. The applicant may not engage in any other paid activity during the course of the project. The complete application (Summer Project Grant application) should be sent by email before April 30 of the current year. From 3 to 5 fellowships will be awarded annually, depending on application quality.

– Master’s Grants : The students must be registered in a master’s degree in biology/ecology or any other equivalent degree for a period between 12 and 24 months. The subject of the research internship must be relevant to the study and / or conservation of the Caribbean fauna and must take place in the Caribbean region. The master’s internship must be supervised jointly by one researcher or professor/lecturer affiliated to a Caribbean institution and one external researcher or lecturer in this area with complementary skills affiliated to a research and/or conservation institution situated outside of the Caribbean region. A fellowship of 800€ per month (or 800US$ depending on the host institution location), including internship gratification, is allocated to the student. An amount up to 8 000€ per year (or 8 000US$) (upon presentation of a detailed budget and depending on the nature of the research project) is granted to cover research costs. This amount will have to be divided, not necessarily equally, between the two supervisors. The applicant may not engage in any other paid activity during the course of the fellowship. The complete application (Master Grant application) should be sent at least three months before the first payment of the fellowship.

– Doctoral (PhD) Grants : The student must have a master degree in biology/ecology, or any other equivalent qualification. The doctoral research project must address a scientific question relevant to the study and/or conservation of the Caribbean fauna. The thesis must be supervised jointly by one researcher or professor/lecturer affiliated to a Caribbean-based institution and one external researcher or lecturer with complementary skills, affiliated to a research and/or conservation institution situated outside of the Caribbean region. The amount may vary each year depending on available funds, co-funding opportunities, social contributions and other charges, and University rules and regulations in the country where the student is enrolled. An amount up to 15 000€ per year (or 15 000US$) (upon presentation of a detailed budget and depending on the nature of the research project) is allocated to cover research costs. This amount will be divided, not necessarily equally, between the two supervisors. The applicant may not engage in any other paid activity during the course of the fellowship. The complete application (Doctoral Grant application) should be sent at least four months before the first payment of the fellowship.

How do I submit my application?

DSC_0435You will find all the information you need (in particular the supporting documents to be supplied) by downloading the application form below:

Summer Project Grant application form

Master Grant application form

Doctoral Grant application

 

 

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