Alaback and Brewer Melipal Fellowship: Fellowships for Field Studies in Conservation and Public Education in Patagonia a

The Fund shall be used to provide awards for extended research study in Latin America for students with an interest in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development as well as public education and outreach for these topics. Priority is given for students in the Resource Conservation program that wish to work in Chile or Argentina; secondary priority is for students of any CFC major wishing to work on these topics anywhere in Latin America. The fellowship is open to undergraduates to do a field-oriented senior thesis project, or for graduate students to enhance their thesis research. The fellowship can be used for travel and per diem expenses for extended study (not to be used to simply attend a short conference or course). The fellowship will fund studies related to 1) conservation biology and sustainable development, and/or 2) conservation education to bring scientific knowledge of this region to the public. Applications that propose to integrate science with educational outreach are especially encouraged.