Saturday, February 11, 2012

University of Cambridge Conservation Leadership Scholarships for Developing Countries 2012, UK

MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership at University of Cambridge, UK

Overview

The MPhil degree in Conservation Leadership is a full-time, one-year, masters course, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of relevant experience. The unique features of this course are its delivery by a partnership between several university departments and conservation organizations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of management and leadership. Consequently, the course aims to deliver a world-class and interdisciplinary education in Conservation Leadership that is not available elsewhere.

The course is based in the University of Cambridge's Department of Geography, which is working in collaboration with partners in the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) to deliver the course. CCI was created in 2007 by eight internationally renowned conservation organisations and the University of Cambridge. All are members of the larger network of organizations in the Cambridge Conservation Forum (CCF).

The Director of Conservation Leadership is Nigel Leader-Williams, based in the Department of Geography. The Lecturer in Conservation Leadership is Chris Sandbrook, based at the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). The Programme Administrator for Conservation Leadership is Emily Chenery, based in the Department of Geography.

The University is grateful for the generous support of the MAVA Foundation in establishing this MPhil in Conservation Leadership. The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership is generously supported by Arcadia.


Scholarship support


Two scholarship programmes have been generously established to support students from less developed and developing countries that are rich in biodiversity, to attend the MPhil in Conservation Leadership during the academic year 2012-2013. The Miriam Rothschild Scholarship Programme in Conservation Leadership is generously supported by Arcadia. Additional scholarships are available as a result of support from another donor.

The number and size of the scholarships varies from full scholarships, to partial scholarships that cover specific aspects of the funding package required by students. Offers of scholarships will be made competitively based on: academic quality; the motivation and potential of candidates to become conservation leaders; and, the funds applicants already have available for the course.

Students interested in seeking funding support should, if they have not already done so, make a formal application to the Board of Graduate Studies for a place on the course. Such an application will include a written statement of not more than 750 words outlining why the applicant is suited to gain a place on the course. The deadline for applications is 30 March 2012.

In addition, applicants wishing to be considered for funding support should make a financial case outlining the funds that they have available, and any funds that they still require to ensure they can take up their place on the course. This financial case should update any information given in the original application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The financial case should generally not exceed 200 words, and should be sent by email to Emily Chenery [emily.chenery@geog.cam.ac.uk], Programme Administrator, MPhil in Conservation Leadership by 30 March 2012.



Application Process

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