Resilience and Adaptation Program Fellowships
All students accepted into RAP receive support in the form of office space, and internship funding. In addition, RAP fellowships for graduate studies are awarded on a case-by-case basis each year through the programs listed below:
UAF Graduate School Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded by the UAF Graduate School and are available to RAP students in PhD programs. These 1 year fellowships are for $13,500.00 payable monthly from September to April and come with graduate student health insurance and vouchers for 9 graduate credits for 2 semesters. PhD students are eligible for 2 academic years of funding. RAP will also award summer supplements for up to 2 years to those PhD students receiving graduate fellowships
The George Schaller Fellowship in Wildlife Conservation
Geroge Schaller, a UAF alumni, is one of the world’s great conservation biologists who has devoted his career to the study of threatened wildlife species. The fellowship is open to students from the developing world who seek degrees at the PhD or Masters levels. The program provides fellowship support, tuition, and some travel. Students interested in the program should be committed to returning to their home countries after completing the degree to engage in active conservation programs. In addition to the regular RAP application, applicants should submit an additional essay to RAP indicating how s/he intends to meet that objective.
Other Graduate Student Fellowships:
Many UAF faculty members hold research grants that support graduate student working with their projects. Contact individual faculty to explore these funding options or contact RAP to receive help matching your interest with a faculty person.