San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
The efforts of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research are devoted to applying innovative science to solving conservation problems and improving survival of endangered species, both in our collection as well as in their natural habitats around the world.
San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research offers Summer College Student Fellowships in several areas of research, including Applied Animal Ecology, Applied Plant Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Education, Genetics, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Disease Laboratories/Molecular Diagnostics. Current undergraduate college students must be officially associated with a university in order to be eligible for our undergraduate fellowship program. Undergraduates who are currently enrolled in college meet this criterion, as do graduating seniors who are continuing with their education in Fall of this year. Recent graduates who are not continuing their education in this Fall are not eligible for the program. The application process will begin the first week in January 2015, with an application deadline of March 1, 2015.
The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, initiated in 2000, makes it possible for Ph.D.-qualified scientists to undertake fieldwork on endangered species or habitats for periods ranging from three to five years. Preference is given to studies of species that are represented in the collections at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.