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Department of
Fish & Wildlife

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-6434

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136

Conservation Scholars

College of Natural Resources (CNR) is pleased to announce its participation in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. This program will provide undergraduate students with training and mentored research activities in conservation biology and other disciplines relevant to land, water and wildlife conservation. The program is seeking students who not only have a budding academic interest in conservation, but are also committed to increasing the diversity of students and professionals in the conservation field. Students accepted into the program will engage in two summers of paid research and agency internships, work alongside conservation researchers and professionals in outdoors-based research, attend workshops and conferences, and build a network of professional contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

If you are a current sophomore interested in the environment, diversity, conservation, and research, please apply! Applications will be available December 1, and more information is available at the program website: or by emailing

  • How do I apply?

    Applications are now available. Applications must include the online application form, 2 letters of recommendation, and copies of your college and high school transcripts.

  • Why does my application material go to the University of Florida if I am attending the University of Idaho?

    The University of Florida is the lead partner among the five partnering universities. The four successful Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will be selected by the University of Idaho, with oversight from the University of Florida.

  • Who is eligible to apply?

    Students from all backgrounds who attend or are planning to attend a collaborating university (UF, UI, UA, CU, or NCSU) and have at least 2 years left before they graduate are eligible to apply. High school seniors are not eligible to apply and are encouraged to apply during their freshman year of college.

  • Can non-traditional students apply?

    Yes. If you are concerned about your eligibility please contact us to discuss your situation. The expectation is that students in our program will require at least two more years to graduate.

  • Do I have to be enrolled in a conservation-related major?

    No, as long as you have an interest in nature and might consider a conservation-related career you are eligible for the Program.

  • What if my transcripts arrive before I've finished my application?

    If your transcripts arrive before you finish your application we will keep them on file and add them to your application package. It is better to ask for letters of recommendation as soon as you know you will be applying to the program rather than waiting until after you've finished your application.

  • Are there other DDCSP programs?
    Yes!  See here for more information about the other Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programs at Northern Arizona University and the University of Washington.
  • Who is the point of contact at the University of Idaho?
    Dr. Kerri Vierling, Associate Professor in the College of Natural Resources’ Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences.
    Phone: (208) 885-5378