The WCS RFP is not currently accepting applications.


Instructions for Applicants

Welcome to the WCS Research Fellowship Program application page. All applications, including CV, any permits or letters of endorsement and a letter of recommendation must be submitted electronically to fellowship (at) wcs (dot) org.


Before you apply:

  • Please review the program's eligibility requirements carefully.
  • Please read all of the instructions on this page.
  • We strongly recommend that applicants first contact WCS field staff in their country for review and feedback.


To submit an application:

  • Download the Word application template here.
    • Please note: Applications are accepted in English, Spanish, and French only. Your abstract, however, MUST be in English.
  • If a particular question is not applicable to you, please enter N/A in the answer box.
  • Please stay within the maximum word count required for each section.
  • The application form must be filled out completely before it can be submitted for consideration. You will also need to send a CV, any permits or letters of endorsement, and a letter of recommendation before submitting your application (see Section 6 of the application form).
  • When you are certain that your application is complete please send your completed application and, CV, any permits or letters of endorsement, and a letter of recommendation to fellowship (at) wcs (dot) org  

If you experience any problems with the website, please email 
fellowship (at) wcs (dot) org and someone will answer your query.


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