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

Leaving Only Footprints? Think again
You’d be surprised by the ripples left by a day-hiker’s ramble through the woods. In 2008 Switzer Fellow Sarah Reed, an associate conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and her colleagues found fivefold declines in detections of bobcats, coyotes and other midsize carnivores in protected areas in California that allowed quiet recreation activities like hiking, compared with protected areas that prohibited those activities.Read more >

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