Leadership Grant Program - How to Apply

Eligibility - Who Can Apply

U.S.-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations with public charity status, government agencies and educational institutions which aim to employ a Switzer Fellow in a substantive leadership role are eligible to apply. (See ‘Recent Recipients’ for a summary of organizations that have received Leadership Grants in the past.)  The project or position must have an applied focus that will yield positive environmental change.  Support for Fellows doing international work may be considered as long as a U.S.-based host organization is the grantee and all other criteria are met.






 

Spotlight on Leadership

Studying the role of infectious disease and perceptions of ecological change
2014 Fellow Andrea Adams’s dissertation research involves the study of disappearing frogs in Southern California. “One species, the foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) disappeared from the region during a short period of time in the mid-1960s to early 1970s,” Andrea explains. “One thing that can cause such rapid declines in amphibians is the pathogenic amphibian chytrid fungus. I study this fungus’s distribution and disease dynamics in different amphibian species in Southern California to see if it could have been a major contributing factor to the disappearance of the foothill yellow-legged frog in the region. To do this, I conduct molecular work in the laboratory, as well as field and museum work.”Read more >

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