OTEF Fellowship - Birds
>Subject: [BirdsCaribbean] OTEF Fellowship
>Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:09:01 -0400
>From: Dobson, Andrew <adobson@...>
>*This opportunity is only available to UK Overseas Territory
>citizens. The deadline for applications has been extended - but they
>would obviously like to hear from applicants a.s.a.p. Please forward
>to anyone you know who might be interested - especially in
>**Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
>Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos Islands**.***
>*UK Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP) Fellowships-*
>*MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity*
>We are pleased to announce that three funded positions are available
>at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter in
>Cornwall, for applicants from the UK Overseas Territories to study
>for a one year taught *MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity*. The
>positions are available from 29^th September 2008.
>The fellowships are funded by the Overseas Territories Environment
>Programme (OTEP) - a joint initiative of the UK's Department for
>International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, in
>partnership with the UK Overseas Territories.
>Applicants must have a first degree in a relevant subject area (this
>does not necessarily need to be biology) and will be currently
>employed by a government agency or non-governmental organisation in
>one of the UK Overseas Territories, or have a position to take up on
>obtaining this post-graduate qualification.
>A typical successful applicant will be established in a career, with
>a track record of excellence and achievement, and a prospect of
>becoming a leader in the field of conservation and/or environmental
>management. Applicants should be able to show at interview and/or
>through references that they possess the personal qualities to
>benefit from an OTEP Fellowship and to use it to succeed in their
>chosen career. They will also be committed to applying the new
>skills and knowledge acquired in the UK to sustainable development
>either in their home territories or in the UK Overseas Territories
>The degree course will be taught at the University of Exeter's new
>Campus in Cornwall, England, where students will be based from late
>September 2008 until February 2009, before returning to conduct a
>research project in their home country. Candidates will then return
>to the UK to write up their dissertation (July-Sept 2009).
>Each OTEP Fellowship will cover all tuition fees, travel to and from
>the UK to undertake the course and field work, plus an allowance
>towards accommodation and subsistence whilst in the UK. Applicants
>will need to fund their living expenses for the period during which
>they conduct their field research project.
>Further information on the course is available at:
><http://www.uec.ac.uk/biology/programmes.htm>> or from Dr Annette
>Applications can be made online through the web site. Applicants
>should also contact Dr Broderick to note their application/interest.
>*Closing date for completed applications is 1st March 2008. *
>*Note: *The relevant UK Overseas Territories are: Anguilla,
>Ascension Island, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands,
>Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St
>Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands.