The 2024 Kinship Conservation Fellowship from the Kinship Foundation funds conservation practitioners across the globe for the month-long 2024 program at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA, that runs from June 30th to July 30th. For attending, the fellows receive a stipend of 8000 USD, net of customary US tax withholding. Payments to non-US citizens will be subject to customary US tax withholding (currently at 30%, resulting in a net payment of approximately 5600 USD, subject to change based on then-current US tax laws).
The requirements for applicants are:
- Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its equivalent);
- Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience after completing a degree;
- Be proficient in spoken and written English;
- Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).
And the selected applicants that meet the requirements will be evaluated in the areas of:
- Proposed project viability and appropriateness;
- Leadership potential;
- Potential contribution at the Fellowship program and ongoing membership in the Fellows Community;
- Successful applicants should be familiar with business and economic principles and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work.
Applications close on January 14th, 2024. And the letters of recommendation should be uploaded to the application system by the letter writer by January 21st, 2024.
January 14, 2024