Applying to the CCC Fellows Program

The Center for Collaborative Conservation (CCC) at Colorado State University (CSU) invites team applications for its Collaborative Conservation Fellowship Program’s ninth cohort of fellows.
Since 2008, the Center for Collaborative Conservation’s Fellows Program has challenged and encouraged students, faculty and practitioners to work together to help local communities build their livelihoods and conserve their landscapes. Fellows work across disciplinary, landscape, cultural and administrative boundaries to find new solutions to conservation issues by ‘helping communities help themselves’ through on-the-ground projects in the United States and around the world. We are seeking projects that integrate disciplines, link theory with practice, and use collaboration to address conservation and livelihood issues.
This cohort (Cohort 9) will be made up of team fellowships only. Team projects will receive up to $15,000, depending on the number and quality of applications. Final award amounts are at the discretion of the CCC. We encourage applications from practitioner organizations/agencies and all CSU colleges and departments. Presented here is a brief summary of program highlights.   The full Research Funding Proposal (RFP) may be viewed and downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Fellowship timeline:
The application period is open from August 1 – November 1, 2017.
Applicants will be notified regarding an award November 10 – 15, 2017.
The fellowship period will run from January 15, 2018 – January 15, 2020, for a total of 24 months.
Please send all application materials as one pdf to . DO NOT send your application directly to Kim Skyelander!!!

What defines a team?
  • At least one conservation practitioner Fellow (e.g., rancher, farmer, conservationist, public agency personnel, etc.).
  • At least one CSU faculty, researcher or graduate student Fellow.
  • All teams must also include a CSU undergraduate student.
  • Teams may include up to five collaborators or partner team members.

Application Materials: