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Fellows Program

The Center for Collaborative Conservation’s Fellows Program provides funding, training, and a community of practice for a cohort of students, faculty, and practitioners. Fellows work on collaborative projects to help communities improve their livelihoods and achieve conservation goals. Our growing network of Fellows stays connected to the CCC and their cohort during and after the fellowship for lifelong friendship and learning. For a comprehensive view of our program, check out our CCC Fellows Program 10-year review: Assessment of impacts.

Becoming a Fellow

The Fellows Program is for those interested in conservation at any stage of their careers– including graduate students, mid-career professionals, academics, or experienced practitioners. The program builds the capacity of Fellows as collaborative conservation leaders through experiential projects, creating a learning community with current and past Fellows, and through training and mentoring.

Past Fellows projects have included:   

  • Working with stakeholders to do conservation projects, including restoration, conservation research, social science research, citizen science, and education projects.

  • Projects that build capacity to do conservation work together, such as training, planning, or creating tools like an app or website.

  • Convening a diverse group of organizations, agencies, and other stakeholders who work together to tackle conservation issues.

Each year, we accept proposals from September-November in a competitive process

Collaborative conservation takes a ‘bottom-up’ approach that accounts for locally defined priorities and local perspectives. It seeks to include voices that are often underrepresented or marginalized in decision-making processes and create new, innovative opportunities to collaboratively solve problems.

We seek to increase the diversity and representation of our Fellows and increase collaborative research, education, and practice opportunities for underserved communitiesIf this sounds like you, consider applying to become a Fellow in 2024! 

Questions? Contact our Associate Director of Learning, Allison Brody.

Current Fellows

$77,750 awarded to 22 Fellows working on 5 projects in Colorado and the Southwest USA, Mexico, Mongolia, and Brazil. Meet the Fellows and read about the projects here.

$76,000 awarded to 12 Fellows working on 5 projects in Colorado and Montana, USA, Botswana, Cameroon, and Ecuador. Meet the Fellows and read about the projects here.

Recent Fellows

$67,900 awarded to 10 Fellows working on 5 projects in New Mexico, USA, Tanzania, Colombia, India, and Guatemala. Meet the Fellows and read about the projects here.

$42,300 awarded to 7 Fellows working on 3 projects in Colorado, Brazil, and Tanzania. Meet the Fellows and read about the projects here.

$48,000 awarded 6 Fellows working on 4 projects focused on human-carnivore relationships. Meet the Fellows and read about the projects here.

Fellows Training

Our Fellows Program 10-year Review describes how the program trains individuals in collaborative conservation, and how, in the words of one CCC Fellows, ”there is pedagogy and evidence-based best practices for effective collaboration.” To access training materials we have used over the years, see our “how to” resources.

Fellows Products

CCC Fellows have produced over 150 theses, peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, videos and more that provide insight into collaborative conservation general and specific efforts across the globe. Check out the full list here.

Fellows Interactive Directory

Nearly 150 CCC Fellows have worked in 27 countries and 17 Native American nations. See who has done what where by clicking on this interactive map.

Fellows Testimony