2023 Fully Funded A. G. Leventis African Biodiversity Fellowship Programme at the University of Oxford, UK

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Application Deadline: May 11, 2023

This new Fellowship programme, launched in September 2021, is run by Professor Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Biology, and her team in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science. It offers NGO, government and business employees working on biodiversity conservation, as well as researchers in academic institutions, the opportunity to engage with researchers based at the University of Oxford, and to benefit from the training, resources and opportunities the University has to offer. The scheme offers the chance to spend up to three months at Oxford, attending training courses, networking and creating collaborations, writing papers, and developing ideas. It also offers remote support, training and networking opportunities before and after the time spent in Oxford. Successful applicants can spend their Fellowship in any Department of the University as long as their project is within the sphere of conservation. Due to the generous support of the A. G. Leventis Foundation, this new programme will enable us to host three visitors per year

The programme will have three core aims:

  1. To support conservation practitioners in the local and international NGO sectors, government officials who are designing and implementing conservation policies, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies to build their skills, capabilities and networks and thereby enhance their ability to contribute to conservation in their home country;
  2. To ensure that Oxford’s research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues, and is carried out in collaboration with in-country end-users;
  3. To build long-term relationships between Oxford researchers and conservation practitioners, strengthening Oxford’s ability to make a real-world difference.


  • Open to African nationals only
  • We welcome applications from people at any stage of their career, in any sector, including those working in academia, government, industry or NGOs. However, you must be working in conservation science or practice, and you must be able to demonstrate clearly how coming to Oxford will benefit your career, will enable you to form new and mutually beneficial collaborations with people in Oxford or strengthen existing collaborations, and how it will lead to positive conservation outcomes.
  • There is no need for you to submit proof of English language proficiency, but candidates should be comfortable interacting with their peers, attending seminars and making presentations in English.

Before applying, please ensure that you are able to join us in the UK for up to three months, and that if you are working you will be able to step away from your daily tasks and focus on your specific project during that time. 

Visit the official website for details and application

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