• June 30 - July 30, 2024
  • Washington

Applications for The Kinship Conservation Fellowship 2024 are open now!

The Kinship Conservation Fellowship provides global support to conservationists. The curriculum is made to help you grow professionally and provide you new perspectives, abilities, and analytical resources to help you lead projects at home more quickly. The 2024 program runs June 30 – July 30 at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, USA.

The month-long in-residence Fellowship develops your leadership abilities in the field while emphasising market-based conservation solutions. Interactional dialogues, systems-thinking activities, and peer-learning sessions provide Fellows with experiences and creative solutions to difficult problems that they may use in their own work.

The program’s curriculum, which is tailored to the particular opportunities of each year’s cohort and is taught by a faculty of international specialists, introduces Fellows to the six Kinship Conservation Pillars for market-based solutions:

  • Leading Adaptively
  • Iterating for Scale
  • Designing for Governing the Commons
  • Identifying an Economic Engine
  • Financing Conservation
  • Evaluating for Impact

Each Fellow collaborates closely with the faculty members to discover novel applications of market-based strategies for environmental problems. The programme involves field visits and excursions to learn about actual conservation challenges in addition to the classroom training sessions. Every year, the Fellows get the chance to gain firsthand knowledge on subjects like sustainable fishing and forestry practises, which are essential to the region’s landscapes.

There’s also plenty of opportunity to socialise with fellow fellows and explore Bellingham. Meal nights with international flavours and cuisines are another way that fellows, faculty, and Kinship Foundation personnel get together. Every year’s cohort builds relationships with one another in these unofficial get-togethers and in the classroom that serve as the basis for enduring friendships.

Applicants who meet the requirements will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Proposed project viability and appropriateness
  • Leadership potential
  • Potential contribution at the Fellowship program and ongoing membership in the Fellows Community


United States


  • For attending the Fellowship in Bellingham, WA, Fellows receive a stipend of US$8000, net of customary U.S. tax withholding. All Fellows are responsible for paying their own applicable local, state and federal taxes in respect of the stipend.
  • Additionally, payments to non-US citizens will be subject to customary US tax withholding (currently at 30%, resulting in a net payment of approximately $5600, subject to change based on then-current US tax laws).


In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of a four-year U.S. college degree (or its equivalent).
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience after completing a degree.
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher).
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Visit the apply link by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button.
  • Create your account and complete the application as instructed.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

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For Further Queries

For eligibility or other program related questions & general queries email to [email protected]. | For technical questions regarding the application system, contact: [email protected]
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