The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Do you love nature? Are diversity and inclusion important to you? Are you considering a career in conservation or natural resource research or management?

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates at NC State with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and over $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships.

We are seeking 4-5 students to begin the program in Summer 2017. To be eligible students must plan to attend NCSU in Fall of 2017. Interested students should apply during their Freshman or Sophomore year.  Applications are due by February 15, 2017.

If you are a current Freshman or Sophomore with an interest in the environment, conservation, and research, and a commitment to increasing diversity & inclusion in the field of conservation, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program may be for you!

The program is being administered in partnership with the University of Florida and 3 other universities. Please see the UF hosted website for more details.  Contact Dr. Zakiya Leggett for details.

Housed at the University of Florida, the Collaborative includes five Universities: University of Florida, Cornell University, North Carolina State University, University of Arizona, and University of Idaho.

We are also working with the U.S.G.S. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tribal and State Agencies, and non-governmental organizations to provide our scholars with a variety of research, mentoring, internship, and professional development opportunities.