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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.

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Conservation Research Summer College Student Fellowships

The San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research offers Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships in each of our Research Divisions:  Applied Animal Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Education, Conservation Partnership Development, Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Physiology, and Wildlife Disease Laboratories. Current undergraduate students must be officially associated with a college or university in order to be eligible for the fellowship program. Undergraduates who are currently enrolled in college meet this criterion, as do graduating seniors who are continuing their education in Fall of this year. Recent graduates who are not continuing their education in this Fall. The application process begins the first week in December 2015, with an application deadline of January 31, 2016.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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.

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