Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

Doris Duke Group researching Bog Turtles

Doris Duke Scholars Program

Ready to be a conservation change-maker?

If you are a current freshman or sophomore at NC State with an interest in the environment and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program may be for you!

The application deadline is November 30, 2017.

Email Dr. Zakiya Leggett for more details about the program and how to apply.

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) 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 about $10,000 for two years of paid research experiences and internships.

Hands-on experiences include opportunities across the U.S. and the world with DDCSP partners like the USGS Cooperative Research Units; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; the Ecological Society of America; and other federal, local, state, and tribal agencies and conservation-oriented non-governmental organizations. Research and internship experiences provide meaningful educational, mentoring, and networking opportunities to participating students.

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and housed at the University of Florida, the DDCSP is a collaboration between the University of Florida, University of Idaho, University of Arizona, Cornell University and NC State, through each university’s affiliated cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units.

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