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FirstTrainingSession

Inspire4Nature First Training Session

The Inspire4Nature training sessions are cross-project opportunities to learn about key concepts related to the science-policy interface in biodiversity conservation, to develop new skills and for establishing collaborations between the fellows. The First Inspire4Nature Training Session took place from the 31st October to the 7th November 2018. The agenda covered:

  • The international biodiversity conservation organisations of Inspire4Nature
  • International biodiversity conservation: global and local perspectives
  • Two global conservation standards: Red List of Threatened Species and Key Biodiversity Areas
  • What does it actually mean to be an Inspire4Nature Fellow?
  • Webdesign in WordPress
  • Gender issues in research and in Inspire4Nature
  • Fellows’ project work

The meeting took place in Montpellier, France, hosted by the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, a research unit of the CNRS and the University of Montpellier.

[posted: 8 November 2018]
FirstGeneralAssemblyMontpellier2018

Inspire4Nature First General Assembly

The Inspire4Nature General Assembly brings together all the fellows and senior researchers. The first General Assembly took place on the 30th October 2018, with each fellow presenting him/herself and their individual PhD project.

The meeting took place in Montpellier, France, hosted by the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, a research unit of the CNRS and the University of Montpellier.

[posted: 8 November 2018]
NewPhDFellowsI4N

Welcome to our 15 PhD fellows

We are delighted to welcome 15 very bright young researchers as PhD fellows in the Inspire4Nature project! We are looking forward to meeting the entire team in our first General Assembly at the end of October.

[posted: 12 October 2018]
1000

1000+ applications received!

We have received over 1000 applications to our 15 PhD positions – many thanks to all who have applied!

If you have applied and are wondering what happens next, check this page! We will keep it updated, so check back regularly.

Note that we are no longer accepting applications for any position.

[posted: 24 April 2018]
Deadline23

Only 4 PhD positions still open

Still time to apply to four of our PhD positions at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation! Deadline 23 April 2018 at 12:00 (mid-day, Brussels time):

Project 1 – Advancing quantitative analyses for IUCN Red List assessments of species’ risk of extinction. Full details.
Project 2 – How will halting biodiversity loss affect the achievement of other Sustainable Development Goals? Full details.
Project 4 – Projected effect of global change on species’ change in extinction risk. Full details.
Project 13 – Where will further Key Biodiversity Areas be identified? A modelling approach to focus efforts. Full details.

Positions are open to early-stage researchers (< 4 years research experience) undertaking trans-national mobility: see eligibility details in this page. Applicants can apply to all positions they are eligible for. All of these positions are based at Sapienza Università di Roma (Rome, Italy). Applications must be sent directly to Sapienza (see “Submitting your application” here).

We are no longer accepting applications to any of the other positions.

[posted: 17 April 2018]
Deadline16

15 PhD positions still open

Still time to apply to our 15 PhD positions at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation!

Each PhD project is a collaboration between an academic institution (a research centre or university, where the student will be based) and at least one leading international biodiversity conservation organisation (International Union for Conservation of Nature, BirdLife International, UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Zoological Society of London), where students will spend 6-10 months in secondment).

Inspire4Nature is more than a collection of 15 great PhDs! It’s a broader training programme that will give you hands-on experience in major conservation tools (IUCN Red List, Key Biodiversity Areas) as well as practice in communicating about science and biodiversity to a diverse audience.

Positions are open to early-stage researchers (< 4 years research experience) undertaking trans-national mobility: see eligibility details in this page. Applicants can apply to any positions they are eligible for.

Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018 for most positions; 23 April for positions 1, 2, 4, 13.
[posted: 02 April 2018]
Cambridge

Inspire4Nature Kick-Off Meeting

Our first project meeting took place on March 20-21, Cambridge, UK. Great discussions about project governance, the ongoing recruitment of 15 PhD students, and the project’s ambitious training programme. Next meeting: France, in October.

 

[posted: 22 March 2018]
PaulineRoger

Inspire4Nature Project Manager

We are pleased to introduce Pauline Roger, the European Project Manager of Inspire4Nature.

Pauline has a Master's degree in European studies, with specialisation in European policies and programmes, from the University of Aix-Marseille. She deeply cares about biodiversity protection and animal welfare, having done a professional internship in Brussels in an advocacy group for animals, where she worked with European institutions. She is also interested in human sciences and animal behaviour.

Pauline is responsible for coordinating the exchanges within the Consortium and facilitating the consortium’s overall management in conformity with the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement. These responsibilities include a wide set of tasks related to the organisational, administrative, financial and legal management of the project. She also plays a major role in the project communication actions. She is be based at the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier (France) (see Contact).

[posted: 1 March 2018]

Diploma

15 PhD positions now open!

Dreaming of doing your PhD with one foot in academic excellence and the other in the world of international conservation organisations? Check out the 15 PhD projects we are offering!

Positions are open to early-stage researchers (< 4 years research experience) undertaking trans-national mobility. Each project is a collaboration between an academic institution (a research centre or university, where the student will be based) and at least one leading international biodiversity conservation organisation (where students will spend 6-10 months in secondment). Students will also benefit from an exciting network-wide training programme, that will give them hands-on experience in major conservation tools as well as a suite of transferable skills, including in communicating scientific results and conservation challenges to a broad audience.

Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018!
[posted: 14 February 2018]