Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative at the University of Idaho
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) Collaborative provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduates at the University of Idaho who have a passion for biodiversity conservation and for increasing diversity in the field of conservation. DDCSP is a two-year experiential training program that empowers the next generation of conservation leaders to make a difference.
Conservation Scholars receive $575/week over 2 summers to work alongside graduate students, researchers, and seasoned conservation practitioners. As part of the DDCSP Program, scholars have the unique opportunity to learn a variety of field techniques, develop research and presentation skills, attend workshops and conferences, and build a network of professional contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime. Additionally, scholars will participate in diversity, equity and inclusion training to build the knowledge and skills critical for increasing the diversity of students and professionals in the conservation field.
This is an exciting opportunity available only to University of Idaho students who are graduating in Fall 2024 or later. Students who are enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a major related to environmental conservation here at the University of Idaho will receive preference in the selection process. Candidates must have a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, and under-represented minority and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested students should read about the application process and apply.
The deadline for early applications, which will receive priority consideration, is 12/01/2022. The general deadline is 2/15/2023, but applications will be evaluated as they are received and applicants may be interviewed and/or accepted before the general deadline on a case-by-case basis. However, interviews for top applicants are usually scheduled and conducted a few weeks after the general application deadline.
For more information about the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative or to obtain an application, please contact Rena Borkhatari or Courtney Conway
To learn more about The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative, visit the Program's website.
To learn more about the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program as a whole, visit the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website.
About the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and child well-being, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s priorities. The foundation’s Environment Program seeks to ensure a thriving, resilient environment for wildlife and people and foster an inclusive, effective conservation movement.
For more information, visit ddcf.org
Our Program website:
U of I Points of contact:
- Courtney Conway, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
- Kassandra Townsend, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Outdoor Skill Set
Scholars Learn Natural Resource Skills from Hawaii to Maine
Ready to be a conservation change-maker?
If you are a current freshman or sophomore at the University of Idaho with a passion for biodiversity conservation and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative may be for you!
Early deadline is 12/1/2022 (highly encouraged). All applications are due by 2/15/2023. The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the program.