PLEASE NOTE! The CCC Fellows RFP application period is now over. The next application period will be held in Fall of 2019.

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 seek projects that integrate disciplines, link theory with practice, and use collaboration to address conservation and livelihood issues. 

Cohorts are made up of team fellowships only. Team projects can 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.   


Fellowship timeline:

The application period is now closed.

Applicants will be notified regarding an award November 17, 2017.

The fellowship period will run from January 15, 2018 – January 15, 2020, for a total of 24 months.


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.

Sample Application Materials:

  • Step 1: View and download a pdf of the RFP . Please read through the RFP carefully. The terms outlined in the RFP are non-negotiable and outline the basic requirements for participating in the fellowship program. Application requirements are detailed out in this document.
  • Step 2: Read our evaluation criteria for applications.
  • Step 3: Using the guidelines within the RFP, start building the application packet.
  • Step 4: Use the Budget template for the required budget. 
  • Step 5: Reference our FAQ page for basic questions.
  • Step 6: Submit your application as one pdf document.