UF Scholarship competition

Martes, 4 Enero, 2005 - 00:00

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La Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) y la Escuela para los Recursos Forestales y la Conservación de la Universidad de Florida (UF) anuncian una competencia por Gordon and Betty Moore Graduate Scholarships para apoyar estudios del nivel Doctoral y Maestría en la conservación de bosques tropicales de la región de Andes-Amazonia para los residentes de Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana Francesa, Guyana, Perú, Suriname, y Venezuela.


Para la información adicional, contactar a Robert Buschbacher, Coordinador del Programa - Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative. Teléfono: 352-846-2831. Correo electrónico: rbusch@ufl.edu


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2005-2006 Gordon and Betty Moore Graduate Scholarships for
Tropical Forest Conservation in the Andes-Amazon Region


 




DESCRIPTION


The Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Program and the School for Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida (UF) announce a competition for the Gordon and Betty Moore Graduate Scholarships to support Master’s and Doctoral level study in tropical forest conservation of the Andes-Amazon region by residents of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.


Awards consist of a stipend of up to $15,000 for each year of study at UF, plus the cost of tuition and fees. Travel costs to and from the University of Florida and health insurance may also be included. Moore Scholars will have the opportunity to apply for additional funding for field research and for participation in field courses. Limited financial support is available to improve existing English language skills prior to enrollment in a graduate program.


Applicants will be judged according to their academic record, previous related work experience, career goals, leadership potential, and commitment to tropical forest conservation. Additionally, applicants should demonstrate the relevance of their proposed research and course of study to one of the following themes:



  • protected area management,

  • regional planning and policy,

  • sustainable forest management, and

  • community-based natural resource management.


Recipients will be required to participate in TCD Program activities and to complete the requirements of the TCD interdisciplinary concentration as part of their degree program. Details on the TCD concentration can be found online at: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/tcd/prs.html.


Moore Scholarships are made possible by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.



ELIGIBILITY


To apply for a Moore Scholarship, you must:



  • Reside in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, or Venezuela.

  • Apply or already be admitted to a UF graduate degree program in a department affiliated with the TCD program. A list of TCD’s affiliate departments can be viewed online at: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/tcd/prs/about.html.


 


APPLICATION MATERIALS


The following application materials are required:



  • Moore Scholarship application form (attached to this message).

  • A letter of support from faculty advisor or department Graduate Coordinator at UF.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

  • A two page statement of purpose explaining your plans for graduate training at UF and why you should be considered for a Moore Scholarship. Include details about your research interests in Amazon conservation with particular reference to the program’s four thematic areas, as well as career goals and related work experience.

  • Curriculum vitae.

  • Originals or photocopies of academic transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.


 


DEADLINE
February 1, 2005 at 4:30 p.m.


 


INFORMATION & SUBMISSION


Submit scholarship application materials to:


TCD Program
304 Grinter Hall
PO Box 115531
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-5531 USA
telephone: 352-392-6548
fax: 352-392-0085


For additional information, contact:


Robert Buschbacher, Program Coordinator
Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative
107 Mowry Road
telephone: 352-846-2831
e-mail: rbusch@ufl.edu


Hannah Covert, Associate Director
TCD Program
358 Grinter Hall
telephone: 392-6548, Ext. 825
e-mail: hcovert@latam.ufl.edu


Admission to a UF graduate degree program is a separate application process. Contact your department of interest for details.

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