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Conservation Research Institute


We provide a selection of the latest research for Conservation funding opportunities in the University and UK: focusing on major initiatives, but also including relevant small research grants, workshop and travel grants, prizes and awards, and individual fellowships and studentships. This is not exhaustive and researchers are directed to Recent open calls 

Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership closing date 3 December
The Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership is a ground-breaking course that equips students with the applied leadership and management skills needed to create positive change in conservation. 

The 2020 Student Conference on Conservation Science deadline is fast approaching, so please make your applications soon.

Cambridge Social Science Partnership Internship and innovation projects
The Cambridge Social Science Partnership invites applications to its Michaelmas 2019 PhD internship scheme. Opportunities have been selected to support teams based across a range of sectors to carry out a number of projects and activities, whilst also providing unique professional development opportunities for PhD researchers. All opportunities are open to the Cambridge ESRC DTP and the wider social sciences PhD and post docs in Cambridge, including PhD students that just submitted their thesis. 

Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), invites proposals for international, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects under the Reducing the Impacts of Plastic Waste in Developing Countries call. This programme is funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Closing date for notification of intent to submit: 16:00 GMT on 20 January 2020

Africans in STEM is a platform for Africans involved in STEM and STEM-related disciplines to connect, share ideas and create collaborations. This platform is open to people who identify as African or of African descent, and people who work on or are interested in African issues. Present your work at the 2020 Africans in STEM Symposium!
The Government has release updated guidance on H2020 funding post Brexit.

Horizon 2020, the EU's multibillion research and innovation funding scheme running until 2020, has various calls which may be relevant for food production and food security.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announced a £25 million call for research to transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at its centre. Proposals are invited for interdisciplinary research consortia to take a systems approach.

Restricted call: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships (internal deadline 12.00 noon, 11 December 2019)

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has announced its Doctoral Scholarships call. This call is only open to University of Cambridge PhD students who are Canadian citizens.

The Foundation’s three-year program aims to train Engaged Leaders, in order to build the capacity for academics to make their research accessible beyond academia, to partner and work with a diversity of actors across society, and to help address some of the most pressing domestic and global issues of direct relevance for the future of Canada.  The theme for this programme cycle is Technology and Ethics.

Applicants must:

·already be accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences (broadly defined) 

·be carrying out doctoral work relating to at least one of the Foundation’s four central themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment

Information about the scheme, including eligibility requirements, is available here.

University Internal selection: Institutions can only submit three applications. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls policy.

To take part in the internal selection process please complete form with a support letter from the Head of the Department / Centre / Institute that will hold the grant, confirming their support for the project and agreement to host the grant to by 12.00 noon, 11 December 2019. Funder deadline: 23:59 Pacific Standard Time, 22 January 2020 (07.59 GMT, 23 January 2020).

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