We have a long history in providing career development training and capacity building opportunities for early- to mid-career researchers, in the UK and overseas. We are continually evolving programmes to support the development of environmental professionals.
Earthwatch supports scientific training opportunities for conservationists who are underfunded and in need of practical field experience. This enables future environmental leaders to realise their potential and ensure long-lasting, positive impacts on their community and the planet.
For more than 20 years, we have enhanced the skills and experience of talented conservationists working in environmental science, education and community engagement.
More than 760 scientists have been empowered to take strides in their careers, through vital conservation research training on our projects, research grants and a global business mentoring scheme.
We’ve been providing grants to early-career conservationists for over ten years, in Africa, Asia and Central and South America, through the generous support of author and explorer Neville Shulman CBE.
These grants give scientists the opportunity to present their work and implement new environmental research. The winners of the 2018 Earthwatch Shulman Awards are studying wildlife in Costa Rica, Ghana, India, and corals in countries including the Seychelles and Kenya.
Applications for 2019/20 are now open.
A five-day interactive training programme, delivered by leading experts in the fields of environmental science and community and stakeholder engagement. Participants explore a range of methods for applying a community-centred approach to environmental research. This training is open to all NERC-funded early career researchers.
2019 applications closed.
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