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OTEF Fellowship - Birds

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  • Bob Conrich
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 11, 2008
      >Subject: [BirdsCaribbean] OTEF Fellowship
      >Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:09:01 -0400
      >From: Dobson, Andrew <adobson@...>
      >To: <BirdsCaribbean@yahoogroups.com>
      >
      >
      >*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
      >more widely.
      >
      >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
      ><http://www.uec.ac.uk/biology/programmes.htm>> or from Dr Annette
      >Broderick <*A.C.Broderick@...
      ><mailto:A.C.Broderick@...>*>.
      >
      >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.
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