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Annual Darwin Scholarship Programme Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity

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A short scholarship programme led by the Field Studies Council (FSC) in the UK.

20th August – 30th August 2014 at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury & Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking, Nr London

The Darwin Scholarship Programme has been running since 2008. Over 110 people from 44 countries have attended.
Feedback from the previous scholars has been tremendously positive.

In 2014 we will be running the 7th Darwin Scholarship Programme. We are now inviting applications for the 25 places that are available.

The scholarship programme is aimed at
Young Scientists from around the world, probably working for a non-governmental organisation, government department or in a Biology or Ecology faculty at University. You should be under the age of 35 and studying at graduate or post graduate level or be a young lecturer or work for an environmental organisation.

The aim of the Darwin Scholar Programme is to develop “better naturalists” in the spirit of Darwin’s love of nature and observing the natural world. The Scholarship will focus on three areas: skills of observation and identification, skills of recording biodiversity and skills of communicating biodiversity to different target groups. This is a unique opportunity to work with leading scientists and educators in the UK and will be based at 2 FSC Centres – Preston Montford Field Centre near Shrewsbury - a beautiful historic English market town and the birthplace of Charles  Darwin and at Juniper Hall Field Centre situated in a quiet wooded valley in an unspoilt area of the chalk North Downs close to London.

 Further background information about the course and information on how to apply can be downloaded here.

 Course details can be downloaded here


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