SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship 2024 (Grants Available) – Apply Now

Applications are now being accepted for SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship Program 2024. Through two stages; a classroom & field course and a Mentorship program, this fellowship program seeks to improve West African postgraduate students’ abilities in small mammal research and conservation.

SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship

The West Africa Mammal Partnership (WAMP) and Fellowship (WAMF) programs were established with the sole aim of closing these gaps and preventing the decline of biodiversity in the area. This will ensure that small mammals in West Africa have a future.

The program has a strong commitment to the idea that successful intervention actions should be guided by the generation and utilization of conservation evidence. The Mammal Partnership is an international and multi-regional partnership of organizations and universities.

SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship – Details

In the course of the program, regional in-country partners select and work together to oversee fellows. Local and international partners also work together to provide support for fellows (WAMP). As a result, mentors from both domestic and foreign organizations assist fellows.

Apart from providing mentorship, the program offers instruction on practical field methods, a recap of specific ecology themes, and proficiency in GIS, statistics, and molecular procedures. Fellows also get access to equipment and a mini-grant.

Benefits of SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship

  • Research grant
  • Free Book and equipment loans
  • Mentorship opportunities from renowned scientists
  • Networking and collaborations
  • An opportunity to Join the West Africa Mammal Partnership, post-Ph.D
  • The SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship Program will run for the duration of Postgraduate studies.
  • English and French language communications for field course and all communications.

Eligibility Requirements for SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship 2024

  • Candidates must be accepted into or enrolled in a postgraduate course of study at a university in West Africa.
  • The supervisor of the applicant must be a member of the West Africa Mammal Partnership.
  • Candidates must be enthusiastic about the study and preservation of small mammals.
  • Postgraduate students’ intended research must be focused on small mammal studies and conservation and must be carried out in West Africa.
  • The applicant’s availability to participate in a two-week field study intensive is mandatory

Application Process for SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship 2024

The Procedure for SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship 2024 Applications include the steps below:

  • Completion of the appropriate form by eligible Candidates before the deadline
  • Each submitted application will then be examined by a group of specialists in research and conservation
  • Successfully selected candidates will be contacted for a two-week field course that is fully paid for.
  • Two weeks after the field course, all applicants are required to submit thoughtfully designed project proposals.
  • Owners of approved projects will get notification and fellowship awards.
  • Mentors will be appointed to fellows, and they will be qualified for all associated fellowship perks.

For more details, visit the SMACON website at

Application Deadline

January 25, 2024, is set as the application deadline for SMACON Post Graduate Fellowship 2024.

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