GWS2017: Scholarships

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A major goal of the GWS is to encourage more diversity in the conservation of parks, protected areas, and cultural sites.  This commitment is reflected in two scholarship programs we run that are aimed at encouraging minority students and non-student Indigenous people to participate in our conferences.

 

George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarships

The George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarship program encourages minority students from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to participate in the Society's biennial conferences and enhance their interest in the conservation and preservation of parks, protected areas, and cultural sites throughout the world. The GWS seeks to encourage scholarship winners to pursue a profession in fields directly related to parks, protected areas, and cultural sites by giving them the opportunity to participate in a professional conference in all its dimensions, whether by taking part in sessions or networking with peers. The presentation of a paper or poster at the conference is encouraged but not required.

The scholarship consists of a registration fee waiver, a complimentary membership in the George Wright Society for 2017, and, generally, a travel stipend of US$1,000.  The travel stipend may be reduced for recipients whose travel originates close to the conference city.

For eligibility requirements, more information, and an application form, click the link above.

 

Indigenous Participant Travel Grants

The Indigenous Participant Travel Grant program offers travel grants to support the participation of Indigenous people at the GWS Conference.  (These grants are for Indigenous people who are not full-time students.  Indigenous people who are full-time students may apply for a George Melendez Wright Student Travel Scholarship.) Indigenous people have always protected their homelands, and the example of Indigenous stewardship over the course of centuries provides a standard of care that, we think, can and should inform the management of protected areas and cultural sites today.  The GWS would like to promote a continuing conversation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people involved in placed-based stewardship of natural and cultural heritage. In addition, we want to offer opportunities for Indigenous people to network among themselves.

For eligibility requirements, more information, and an application form, click the link above.

 

Questions?

Contact the George Wright Society office at info@georgewright.org, or call 1-906-487-9722.