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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. This scholars program is a two-year experiential training program that empowers the next generation of conservation leaders to make a difference.

Conservation Scholars receive $550/week over 2 summers to work alongside researchers and seasoned conservation practitioners. As part of the 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 and exclusive opportunity available only to the University of Idaho students who are graduating in Fall 2022 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 online using this link: The early application deadline is 12/1/2020 and we will begin reviewing applications at that time. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and applicants are urged to apply before the final deadline, which is 2/15/21. Following application review, some students will move forward to interviews prior to final selections.

Learn More

For more information about the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative, please contact Dr. Rena Borkhataria. 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’s website.


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 properties. 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

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Ready to be a conservation change-maker?

If you are a current freshman or sophomore at the U of I 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 12/1/2020 (highly encouraged). All applications are due by 2/15/2021. The deadline may be extended at the discretion of the program.

Contact Us

Fish and Wildlife Sciences

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136

Phone: 208-885-6434

Fax: 208-885-5534


Web: College of Natural Resources

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