Darwin Initiative: Fellowship Awards
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for International Development
- Part of:
- Darwin Initiative: funding schemes and how to apply, Biodiversity and ecosystems, and Wildlife and habitat conservation
- First published:
- 16 May 2014
- Last updated:
- 22 September 2016, see all updates
Darwin Initiative: applying for a Darwin Fellowship Award
A Darwin Fellowship Award provides funding to a UK host organisation to enable promising individuals from developing countries to come to the UK for a period of training or research.
You can read more about a successful fellowship award in this case study.
How to apply
Before applying, please read the Round 23 - Guidance.
Once you have read the guidance, please complete the Fellowship Projects application form (MS Word Document, 156KB) .
Completed applications should be sent to Darwin-Applications@LTSI.co.uk by 7 November 2016.
When to apply
The timetable for Round 23 small schemes is set out below:
- Late September 2016 - call for applications
- 7 November 2016 - deadline for applications
- February 2017 - notification of outcome to all applicants
- From 1 April 2017 – earliest start date for successful Darwin Fellowships
Who can apply
The host organisation where the individual will carry out the training or research must be in the UK.
The individual would usually be:
- from a developing country
- involved in a recent or current Darwin Initiative project; or
- directly involved in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; and
- working in biodiversity or related fields
There is no specific minimum or maximum level for a Fellowship Award. On average a typical Darwin Fellowship award is around £20,000-£25,000 and covers a period of training in the UK of around 12 months.
Published: 16 May 2014
Updated: 22 September 2016
- Application form for fellowship awards added as application period is now open.
- Alerting the public that Round 23 is now open inviting Stage 1 applications for Darwin Initiative main projects only and more information on Darwin Fellowship applications will be available in due course.
- Updating the website to confirm that Round 22 is now closed and Round 23 will be launched in Summer 2016 and announcing that a recruitment exercise for new members of the Darwin Expert Committee is now open.
- Open access version of the application form added.
- Announcing that the period for submitting Darwin Initiative Round 22 Darwin Fellowship applications is now open.
- Update on Darwin Initiative Round 22 - Darwin fellowship scheme
- Darwin Initiative - Round 22 is currently open for main round project applications only. Applications for Darwin Fellowship Awards will invited later this year (alongside applications for Post Projects and Scoping Porjects) .
- The application window is now open to apply for Fellowship funding under Round 21 of the Darwin Initiative.
- First published.
Related guides: Darwin Initiative: applying for post project funding Darwin Plus: environment funding for the UK Overseas Territories Darwin Initiative: scoping projects Darwin Initiative: applying for main project funding