Scholarships

Conference Scholarship Overview

To apply for a scholarship, ALL APPLICANTS must fill out and email the appropriate application form to wcnr_hdnr_pathways@Mail.colostate.edu by February 5, 2023.

International applicants must include confirmation that your abstract has been submitted along with your application. Scholarship awards will be announced by February 17, 2023.

Pathways 2023 will be held May 31 – June 3, 2023, in Fort Collins, CO.

All application reviews will be double-blind.

All international applicants with submitted abstracts will be considered, but only applicants with ACCEPTED abstracts will be eligible to receive scholarship awards.

Tribal, U.S. State, and U.S. Federal Government Employee Scholarship

Due to decreases in federal and state funding for natural resource agencies, many practitioners living in the United States may struggle to find sufficient funding to attend the event. In response, the Pathways Team is offering a limited number of small grants for the Pathways 2023 conference and training. These scholarships are designed to cover the cost of conference registration ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-students) for Tribal, U.S. Federal and U.S. State agency employees.

While having an abstract submitted is not a requirement for application or award, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions related to wildlife management.

AWARD:

Successful applicants will be awarded a voucher to cover the full cost of registration for the conference ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-student recipients).

To be eligible for a Tribal and U.S. Agency Scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a Tribal employee, or an employee of a U.S. Federal or State natural resource management agency in a junior or midlevel position.
  • The applicant is encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at Pathways 2023, but it is not required.
  • The applicant must demonstrate significant need for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their ability to match funds provided through this grant in order to cover the remainder of the costs (lodging, meals, travel, incidentals, additional trainings, etc.)
  • The applicant must have a primary career focus on some aspect of human dimensions of fish and wildlife research, management, or policy.

Application review will be double-blind.

Please note, successful applicants will be responsible for covering the cost of lodging, travel and other incidentals independently.

Students from accredited universities and institutions are offered a discounted registration rate of $300 USD. General student scholarships are not available.

Scholarship Applications are due by February 5th, 2023. Late applicants will be considered after those received by the deadline.

Developing Country Scholarship

 

Due to increases in travel costs and funding limitations in developing countries, some researchers and practitioners may struggle to find sufficient funding to attend the event. In response, the Pathways Team is offering a limited number of small grants for the Pathways 2023 conference and training. These scholarships are designed to help with travel and conference registration for people from developing countries. For successful applicants, the scholarship will cover the full cost of registration ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-students) plus lodging on campus at Colorado State University during the conference ($270 USD).

While having an abstract submitted is not a requirement for application or award, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions related to wildlife management.

AWARD:

Successful applicants will be awarded a voucher to cover the full cost of registration for the conference ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-student recipients) plus lodging on campus ($270 USD).

The scholarship is open to all individuals (including students) from developing countries who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant must be from a developing country or in a developing area with little financial resources.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability to cover the remainder of their costs not covered by the scholarship (travel, meals, incidentals, etc.)
  • The applicant must either possess a U.S. VISA or demonstrate the ability to obtain one.
  • While not required, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions for the Pathways 2023 conference.

Application review will be double-blind.

Please note, successful applicants will be responsible for covering the cost of travel and other incidentals independently.

Students from accredited universities and institutions are offered a discounted registration rate of $300 USD. General student scholarships are not available.

Scholarship Applications are due by February 5th, 2023. Late applicants will be considered after those received by the deadline.

Early Career Wildlife Practitioners in the Private Sector Scholarship

As the boots-on-the-ground individuals who would benefit from the research and presentations at this conference, we extend this offer to join us on a full scholarship. The Pathways Team is offering a limited number of small grants for the Pathways 2023 conference and training. These scholarships are designed to help with travel and conference registration for people who work with wildlife management and tourists. For successful applicants, the scholarship will cover the full cost of registration ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-students).

While having an abstract submitted is not a requirement for application or award, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions related to wildlife management.

AWARD:

Successful applicants will be awarded a voucher to cover the full cost of registration for the conference ($300 USD for students, $550 USD for non-student recipients).

The scholarship is open to all individuals (including students) who work in junior level jobs dealing with wildlife management and meet the following requirements:

  • Applicants must establish that they have five or less years of experience in the wildlife field and must include the name of their supervisor on the application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability to cover the remainder of their costs not covered by the scholarship (lodging, meals, travel, incidentals, etc.)
  • If the applicant is from outside of the U.S., the applicant must either possess a U.S. VISA or demonstrate the ability to obtain one.
  • While not required, preference will be given to applicants with accepted submissions for the Pathways 2023 conference.

Application review will be double-blind.

Please note, successful applicants will be responsible for covering the cost of lodging, meals, travel and other incidentals independently.

Students from accredited universities and institutions are offered a discounted registration rate of $300 USD. General student scholarships are not available.

Scholarship Applications are due by February 5th, 2023. Late applicants will be considered after those received by the deadline.

Brought to you by:

Colorado State University Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation