Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @NAU
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars
Program, hosted by Northern Arizona University's Landscape
Conservation Initiative in collaboration with Conservation
Science Partners and The Grand Canyon Trust and funded by the Doris Duke
Charitable Foundation, serves to ensure that the conservation field is
holistic, relevant, and just by providing a transformative
educational and research experience
for students typically underrepresented in the conservation
workforce. We aim to honor multiple voices and perspectives to
broaden the conservation field's culture and to ultimately expand how conservation is practiced.
The Doris Duke Conservation
Scholars Program at NAU will leave the two-year program with:
- Broad knowledge of
conservation science, management, policy, and advocacy;
- Social-emotional and
non-cognitive skills that contribute to achievement;
- Technical, analytical,
leadership, and professional skills refined in the workplace;
- Experience with outdoor
recreation and a deep appreciation for nature;
- A supportive,
multi-generational network of mentors, colleagues, and peers; and
- Skills in communication,
advocacy, public outreach, and citizen engagement.
There are several other Doris Duke
Conservation Scholars Programs at other universities and you can find more
information about the other programs here.
The application process is open! Applications to be part of the next cohort of scholars will be accepted until February 9, 2018. Navigate to the Eligibility Page if you have any questions about whether you qualify.
Conservation Science Partners Grand Canyon Trust
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 properties."