2022 Rainforest Science and Conservation Fellowship in Scientific Storytelling – Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Osa Conservation
Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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Osa Conservation invites applicants to the 2022 Rainforest Science and Conservation Fellowship in Scientific Storytelling. Scientific Storytelling Fellowship Produce cutting-edge stories at the heart of Costa Rica’s ancient rainforest. In the face of rapid climate change and biodiversity loss, hundreds of community members, local leaders and international stakeholders fight to connect the rainforest from Ridge to Reef and protect the unparalleled wildlife of the Osa Peninsula. This fellow will guide the production, documentation and promotion of this story. Develop field production skills, conduct cross-cultural interviews, document wildlife and conservation work first-hand, and create long-form products that will shed light on the value of rainforest connectivity at scale. Work alongside the Osa Conservation team including National Geographic Explorer Dr. Andrew Whitworth, PhD researchers and conservationists from around the world, and our media and communications crew. Our work has been published in National Geographic, BBC, Mongabay, Vanity Fair, La Nacion, The Tico Times, and more. Each fellowship is valued at $12,000 and the 6-month fellowship starts in March 2021; the exact start date is flexible (earlier start dates will be given preference). The fellowship provides funding for: 6-months of room and board, including 3 meals/day Equipment and supplies needed to complete fellowship activities International travel to Costa Rica and domestic travel to the OCC Monthly stipend to provide for personal expenses Health and accident insurance while at OCC 6-month visa and all permits to conduct research
We are seeking innovative and ambitious early career scientists and graduate level students who are interested in researching the next big topics in tropical ecology, restoration, and conservation; and the best ways to tell the story of habitat and biodiversity conservation. If you want to live and work at our Osa Conservation Campus for 6 months in the heart of Osa Peninsula’s rainforest, in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region, then we want you to apply. Applying is easy! Please send your CV, a 1-page story proposal, and a short video* explaining why you are the best person for the fellowship (maximum 1 minute and 30 seconds) to Lucy Kleiner [lucykleiner@osaconservation.org]. Please include “Scientific Storytelling Fellowship” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is 7 February, 2022
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