For International Participants from Countries Classified as Least Developed (“LDC’s”) or Developing by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (June 2018):
Human-wildlife coexistence issues are often most critical in parts of the world with developing or transitional economies. To encourage participation from priority geographic areas where prevailing poverty makes involvement difficult, the conference is offering a limited number of scholarships to individuals from these locations. Scholarship funds will go towards defraying conference registration, housing costs, and other expenses for the recipients. The maximum amount of a scholarship is $1,200USD.
To be eligible for an International Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a citizen of a country classified as a Least Developed Country (“LDC”) or Developing Country according to the attached list from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (released June 2018).
- The applicant must have an abstract submitted/accepted for presentation at the conference. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants with an abstract submitted will be considered, but only applicants with ACCEPTED abstracts will be eligible to receive scholarship awards.
- The applicant must demonstrate significant need for the scholarship.
- Applicants must demonstrate their ability to match funds provided through this scholarship in order to cover the remainder of the cost (i.e., travel costs).
- The applicant must have a primary focus on some aspect of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research, management, or policy.
- The applicant must demonstrate association with an accredited university/institution, organization, or agency.
- The applicant must have a travel VISA for the United States secured (if applicable for applicant’s country of origin) or demonstrate the capability of obtaining a travel VISA in a timely fashion.
* Special considerations will be made for applicants presenting research focused on the Human Dimensions of predator control, trophy hunting and wolf reintroduction. *
All international applicants with submitted abstracts will be considered, but only applicants with ACCEPTED abstracts will be eligible to receive scholarship awards.
To apply for a scholarship, ALL APPLICANTS must fill out and e-mail the attached application form to wcnr_hdnr_pathways@Mail.colostate.edu by April 15th, 2019. International applicants must include confirmation that your abstract has been submitted along with your application. Scholarship awards will be announced by May 15th, 2019.