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Supporting scientists

We support 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 environmentalists in the early stages of their careers.

Through vital conservation research training on our projects, research grants and a global business mentoring scheme, more than 760 scientists have been empowered to take strides in their careers.

Our training opportunities equip early-career researchers, conservationists and environmental professionals with the skills and experience needed to further their careers in environmental science, education and/or community engagement.

We are continually developing programmes to support early career scientist development.

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Coral communities in the Seychelles

We offer training in coral reef conservation and socioeconomic research and community engagement in the Curieuse Island Marine Park.

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Earth Skills Network

ESN connects business leaders to the conservation community through mentoring and skill-sharing opportunities, providing new resources to safeguard the future of vital conservation areas.

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Earthwatch Shulman Awards

Thanks to the kind support of Neville Shulman CBE, we offer grants to help early career scientists conduct scientific research, join conferences, present their work and implement environmental research.

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We are proud to offer office-based internships to early career scientists, and pay a living wage.

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In developing countries, essential conservation skills are often missing from academic training programmes, and funding to train the next generation of conservation leaders is scarce. We depend on funding and support from funding agencies, businesses and generous individuals to continue our outstanding programme of training emerging scientists.


Ansumana Darbo

Ansumana won one of the largest grants in the 2018 Earthwatch Shulman awards to conduct a ‘Community Mangrove Conservation and Restoration’ project in Gambia.

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Surbhi Sharma

Surbhi’s winning proposal is for a freshwater protection initiative in her local community in India to promote nature-based tourism. 

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Bernard Amakobe

Bernard applied for a grant for training to monitor endangered elephants in South East Kenya.

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Michael Murunga

Michael joined the team investigating the socio-economic impacts of climate change and unsustainable fishing on local coastal fishing communities on the island of Praslin, and found the opportunity jump-started his career.

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Marlyn Omondi

Marlyn used the valuable networking opportunities to support her transition to her role at the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Pen-Yuan Hsing

Our scientists have been inspired by the commitment of citizen scientists. PhD student Pen-Yuan Hsing is looking towards opportunities to work with the public in his research.

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