Soliciting Letters of Interest for conservation workforce training
Saturday, November 10, 2012 07:29 AM

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation seeks short Letters of Interest (LOIs) from organizations interested in developing and managing a new undergraduate conservation research program aimed at increasing the diversity of the conservation workforce. 

The program will emphasize rigorous research experiences and include field work opportunities, cohort building activities, career training, and multiyear engagement.  LOIs should outline the institution's vision for the program and make a case for why it is qualified to establish and manage it. 

Based on a review of the LOIs received, the Foundation will invite a small number of organizations to submit a full proposal. The Foundation anticipates awarding one grant providing up to $500,000 a year for three years to support a single nationwide program that will draw students from multiple academic institutions in the U.S. 

LOIs must be submitted to the Foundation by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 13, 2012

For the full text of the LOI announcement, please visit