Applications Open for 2015 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows Program Dates: June 28 – July 29. Applications close January 26, 2015.
Kinship Foundation has opened applications for its 2015 cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows. Eighteen applicants will be selected as Fellows, awarded a $6,000 stipend and lodging for the month-long program, and gain membership into a global community of environmental leaders.
Kinship Conservation Fellows is an innovative environmental leadership program that offers intensive, in-residence instruction in implementing conservation projects using market-based mechanisms. During their month at Kinship, Fellows look beyond their technical and scientific capacities to understand the economic and business contexts influencing conservation worldwide. To date, 210 Fellows in 48 countries and six continents have been selected as Kinship Fellows.
Grounding economic, finance, and business concepts in practical and applied examples, Kinship's curriculum features a case study approach to using market-based tools to achieve positive impact. Each Fellow brings a project to Kinship which they hone throughout the month with the help of their cohort and Faculty. Practical, interactive leadership training in the classroom and individualized coaching sessions are integrated across curriculum areas throughout the month.
“Kinship Conservation Fellows is an opportunity for mid-career conservation practitioners to advance their use of market-based tools and learn from expert faculty,” says Kinship Conservation Fellows Director, Nigel Asquith. “Fellows become part of a collaborative community of impressive peers around the world.”
Through a growing network of regional chapters and affinity groups, Kinship provides access to opportunities for engaging in collaboration and sharing thought leadership with a community of conservation leaders allowing Kinship Fellows to accelerate change well after the month-long program.
The 2015 Kinship Conservation Fellows program will take place on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington from June 28 through July 29, 2015. Mid-career conservation practitioners with at least five years of field experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a demonstrated desire to innovate are encouraged to apply for consideration as a Kinship Fellow. The online application can be accessed atwww.KinshipFellows.org. The application deadline is January 26, 2015.
Established in 2001, Kinship’s mission is to develop a community of leaders dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental issues with an emphasis on market-based principles. For more information about Kinship Conservation Fellows, please contact Catherine Rabenstine at (312) 803-6200,[email protected], or visitwww.KinshipFellows.org