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SCAR XXXV Paper 36: SCAR Fellowship Programme

SCAR XXXV Delegates Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2018

SCAR XXXV Paper 36: SCAR Fellowship Programme

Agenda Item: 8.1.

Person Responsible: Secretariat


Executive Summary 


Eoghan Griffin and Rosemary Nash


The Fellowship program is one of the key capacity building activities undertaken by SCAR. Initiatives such as a mentoring webinar and improved guidance notes have been introduced since 2016 to help applicants improve their proposals and also to expand the base of potential reviewers for the Scheme. In 2016 four SCAR Fellowships were awarded, with 6 awards made in 2017, in part thanks to the additional support provided by India.


Delegates are requested to consider making voluntary contributions to the Fellowship Scheme and to widely advertise the scheme nationally and internationally. An effort should also be made to secure additional funding from other donors. The impact of the mentoring provided in support of applicants could be enhanced through the translation of key material in to other languages.

Summary Budget 2018 to 2020

Total budget for SCAR Fellowships is USD $33,700 from 2018 to 2020 (level compared to 2017 internal budget). Funds will be made available from the Prix Biodiversité awarded to SCAR by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for the Prince Albert II of Monaco Fellowship addressing biodiversity topics in 2018, with a smaller final contribution from those funds in 2019.