article / 28 January 2022

The WILDLABS Fellowships & Awards Programme

The WILDLABS community is designed for conservation technology experts and future leaders with big ideas. WILDLABS Fellowships are designed to put funding and tools into the hands of those who can make big ideas into even bigger innovations. Read about our new programme and find out how to apply to the open WILDLABS Fellowship: On the Edge below.

About the program 

The WILDLABS Fellowship programme is built around a core belief that funding is only the first step in supporting current and future conservation technology leaders. We support emerging conservation technology innovators and leaders with Fellowship benefits like:

  • Funding toward your project’s development
  • Mentorships from experts in the technology field
  • Access to training, resources, and tools to power your project
  • A global platform to share and publish progress and results, and project coverage through WILDLABS’ and your fellowship sponsor’s various content channels
  • Access to the WILDLABS community’s network of conservation tech experts based around the world

Fellowship Poster

With tech partners who are excited by the possibilities of conservation tech and eager to provide awards and support to real conservation and tech development projects, WILDLABS Fellowships can fuel the creativity, collaborations, and bold out-of-the-box thinking that will drive conservation technology forward and shape our field’s bright future. 

Whether they’re accelerating the development of a new tech tool, putting their expertise to use in the field, building collaborative tools and content for the global conservation tech community, or exploring the possibilities of cutting-edge innovations, WILDLABS’ Fellows will find the support they need to transform the intersection of conservation and technology.

How can the WILDLABS Fellowship programme help you bring new conservation technology innovations to life? Explore our available Fellowship opportunities below!

WILDLABS Fellowships

On the Edge: Open for Applications

On The Edge Fellowship Poster

Launched in 2021 in partnership with Edge Impulse, our first fellowship, the WILDLABS Fellowship: On the Edge, offers a $6,500 award to Fellows working on machine learning-based solutions!  

Just as importantly, Fellows will also gain access to cutting-edge AI resources and invaluable mentorship support from Edge Impulse’s machine learning experts, a platform to showcase their project’s progress, and the support of a conservation tech community seeking real-world solutions.

Open to applicants of all skill levels and career stages, the WILDLABS Fellowship: On the Edge can take your machine learning-powered idea to the next level. If your project could put $6,500 of funding, expert AI mentorship, and a global platform to good use to create an impactful tool or scalable idea, read the full WILDLABS Fellowship: On the Edge details here.

Applications for the WILDLABS Fellowship: On the Edge are due by Sunday, August 15th 2021. 

Find more details on eligibility, the application and selection process, and Fellowship deliverables here.

Interested in supporting a WILDLABS Fellowship?

Does your tech company want to directly support conservation technology’s future through our Fellowship programme? Let WILDLABS design a unique Fellowship package featuring all the incredible support you have to offer, including options like fellow mentoring, access to tools, trainings, and resources, networking and presentation opportunities, and many other ways for your company or team to engage with an outstanding conservation technology Fellow!

WILDLABS is expanding its Fellowship offerings in 2021 and beyond. To partner with us on an impactful Fellowship built around all you have to offer to conservation technology, contact our programme lead Stephanie O'Donnell at [email protected] for more information on sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

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