Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to help jump-start early career conservation professionals through a combination of skills training, networking opportunities and the completion of a wildlife conservation initiative that provides real benefits to imperiled species.

Funding brief: The EWCL training program helps jump-start early career conservation professionals through a combination of skills training, networking opportunities and the completion of a wildlife conservation initiative that provides real benefits to imperiled species. EWCL training addresses a long-standing need for capable leaders in the international conservation field who are equipped with a full arsenal of skills to launch well-rounded and successful conservation campaigns and build successful leadership careers in the wildlife conservation profession. For more information please go to www.WildlifeLeaders.org .

The Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders minimizes training costs through in-kind donations and foundation support. They expect participants to capitalize on training development support programs or staff development training opportunities provided by their organization to pay for these costs when they are available. However, your ability to contribute to course costs with organizational support WILL NOT factor into whether or not you are accepted into the program.

Donor Name: Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL)
Funding name: Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL)

Deadline: The next application period will be October of 2018. This form and the questionnaire link must be completed and submitted with resume by 5pm Eastern Standard Time, Sunday, November, 4th, 2018.

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Funding limit: Not found

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: The first training will be held March, 25-29, 2019.

Project duration: Participants will be expected to devote time throughout the two-year period to designing and implementing a group wildlife conservation project. Applicants should have at least three years experience in the wildlife conservation field, with at least 15 years in the profession ahead of them.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Successful applicants will have worked in the conservation field for at least three years and plan to work at least 15 more years, can attend a week-long training each spring in Florida in 2019 and 2020, as well as a shorter one in Washington DC in winter 2020, will commit to devoting approximately eight hours per month to an EWCL conservation project, and can demonstrate how they might benefit from all key aspects of the course.

Successful candidates are selected based on their enthusiasm, skills and vision. They seek diverse candidates from non-profit organizations, foundations, federal and state governments and the private sector. Applicants should be interested in all three components of the course: Networking and career mentoring opportunities, training in leadership and wildlife conservation campaign skills, and implementing a wildlife conservation project in a team setting. Participants will be expected to devote time throughout the two-year period to designing and implementing a group wildlife conservation project Applicants should have at least three years experience in the wildlife conservation field, with at least 15 years in the profession ahead of them.

Note: Each class cohort is selected to have a wide variety of experience in education, training, affiliation, and personal backgrounds, so as to allow for the most balanced participant group possible. Participants will be expected to devote time throughout the two-year period, designing and implementing a group wildlife conservation project. The amount of time will vary monthly during the course.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: training@white-oak.org

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How to apply: International applicants must show an ability to cover the cost of two flights to the United States, and must be fluent in English.

Applications are due by Close of Business, 5 PM Eastern Standard Time, on November 4th, 2018.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted (.doc, .docx, or .pdf only).  All candidates will submit the six essay questions above, complete the appropriate questionnaire link and submit a resume/CV to complete their application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please send application materials to Laura Gruber, at: training@white-oak.org, with the subject line “Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders Application”. Candidates from under-represented groups in conservation are strongly encouraged to apply. Accepted applicants will be notified in January 2019.

Questionnaire: Please use the appropriate link to fill out the required information:
For domestic, U.S. based applicants: https://goo.gl/forms/TdaH6U8St3inaDif2
For international or U.S. applicants living abroad: https://goo.gl/forms/pkE9oCAEQwKh6waM2

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