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I4N fellows at the Student Conference on Conservation Science

Three Inspire4Nature fellows – Shawn Dove, Gonzalo Albaladejo, Joe Kelly – attended the 20th Student Conference on Conservation Science, in Cambridge, and met a very special guest: Sir David Attenborough!

Photo by Jamie Gundry, showing Sir David and all the conference participants, in front of the building named after him. The David Attenborough Building (DAB), at the Department of Zoology of the University of Cambridge, is home to the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, the hub of the largest cluster of conservation organisations in the world. Most of the Inspire4Nature fellows will spend a few months at the DAB, in secondments to BirdLife International, UN Environment WCMC and IUCN.

Inspire4Nature Scientific Coordinator, Ana Rodrigues, chaired the Questions & Answers session in which conference delegated put their questions directly to Sir David.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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).

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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!
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H2020 MSCA ITN 2017 – Info Day (Brussels, December 2017)

Inspire4Nature scientific coordinator Ana Rodrigues attended an information and training day for coordinators of new MSCA-ITN projects, organised by the European Commission Research Executive Agency. This took place on the 11th of December 2017, in Paris, and covered MSCA ITN requirements regarding recruitment, financial and reporting provisions as well as horizontal aspects covering ethics, IPR and open access.