CCS in Conservation Fellowship
Training, mentorship, and funding for graduate students in conservation
Effective conservation brings together research, partnerships across disciplines and sectors, and a commitment to iterative learning that supports long-term stewardship. In conservation science, community and citizen science (CCS) approaches can be especially powerful and yield valuable data while also advancing other parts of a conservation program, such as education and community engagement. However, formal training in CCS is not yet widely available for graduate students pursuing degrees in conservation science. Whatever their career paths, graduate students can benefit from an awareness of, and experiences with CCS approaches, applied in a conservation context.
The UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science has launched the Community and Citizen Science in Conservation Fellowship to provide graduate students in conservation with the opportunity for training, funding, and guided hands-on experience with CCS. To qualify for the fellowship, graduate students must complete a 10-week seminar in the spring exploring CCS approaches and applications broadly related to conservation. Accepted fellows will be rewarded a stipend for research support and given mentorship and professional development opportunities throughout the following academic year.
Find more information about the spring 2023 seminar in CCS in Conservation here.
Read more about the 2022 CCSiC Fellows here.
ECL290: A Course on Community and Citizen Science in Conservation
This coming spring, the Center for Community and Citizen Science will be offering a 2 unit “Community and Citizen Science in Conservation” course at UC Davis. The course will involve weekly discussion and exploration of community and citizen science (CCS) approaches and applications broadly related to conservation. With an emphasis on recent academic literature, each session will focus on a different topic such as equity and justice, project design and implementation, and participant and conservation benefits.
Meet Our 2022 CCSiC Fellows!
Meet our inaugural 2022 CCS in Conservation Fellows!