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**The call for 2023-2025 EDGE Fellowship applications is now OPEN**

We are only receiving applications from the Africa region in 2022

One of the most effective ways ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (“EDGE Fellows”) working on poorly-known EDGE fish, gymnosperms, bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, shark or ray species.

The two-year Fellowship comprises of:

  • 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
  • A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on a top-priority EDGE species;
  • Ongoing technical support via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits throughout the Fellowship;
  • One-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organisation;
  • 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London on successful completion of Fellowship to help Fellows prepare for the next stage of their career.

You may be eligible for an EDGE Fellowship if you:

  • Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2022 curated list.
  • Are an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years’ experience).
  • Are a resident of a country in which the proposed focal species occurs.

  1. Application guidelines
  2. Application form
  3. Risk Assessment template
  4. Curated species list
  5. FAQ

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their projects with the EDGE team before applying, and we will be happy to provide feedback on draft applications submitted at least 3 weeks before the deadline.

Application deadline: 23:59 (BST) 17th July 2022

The application is now open. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts. Applicants will be informed in October 2022 of the decision.

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is kindly supported by Fondation Franklinia and The Darwin Initiative