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Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Science (27-29th March 2018; application deadline: 20th October 2017)

The Student Conference on Conservation Science series in Cambridge, Australia, Beijing, Bangalore, New York and Hungary is the only international series of conservation conferences aimed entirely at students. SCCS helps young conservation scientists gain experience, learn new ideas and make contacts that will be valuable for their future careers. Over the past 17 years, SCCS Cambridge has hosted over 2,800 delegates from 128 countries worldwide.
When Oct 20, 2017
Where Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
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Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation ScienceThe Cambridge Student Conference on Conservation Science is designed for young conservation researchers from biological, environmental and geography departments of universities as well as conservation and resource management agencies. If you would like to come to our next conference, please fill in our application form.

The nineteenth conference in the Cambridge series will be held from 27 - 29 March 2018, in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. The deadline for applications is Friday 20 October 2017 at 10:00 AM GMT.

  • Talks and posters- Each day the programme starts with a plenary lecture from a leading conservation scientist, and is followed by around 10 student talks. About 100 students also present their work at the three poster sessions.
  • Workshops and networking- As well as attending presentations, conference delegates can take part in workshops, which cover skills such as paper-writing, fund-raising, social science tools, and much more. Other events include evening sessions where delegates can meet conservation professionals from leading UK and international conservation bodies. 
  • Bursaries and Internships- If you are from a developing country or eastern European country, you can you use the online application form to apply for a BURSARY to help with the costs of getting to the conference or an INTERNSHIP if you want to both attend the conference and work on a conservation-related project for one month at a UK institution. Please view this table before applying to see whether you qualify. We will consider applicants only from Lower Income (LIC), Lower Middle Income (LMC) and Upper Middle Income (UMC) countries for bursaries and internships. Please note that we are only able to help a small number of applicants for bursaries and internships and cannot help those already based in western Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or North America. The conference  internship scheme enables students to extend their visit to the UK for up to four weeks after the conference to carry out mutually beneficial work with conservation organisations or academic institutions. The internship scheme aims to to help develop the careers of promising conservation scientists and to strengthen and catalyse north-south collaborations.

 

Please read more and apply here.

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