One of the most effective ways ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme ( is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders “EDGE Fellows” working on poorly-known EDGE bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile or coral species.

EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme comprising of:

  •  A grant of up to £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on a priority EDGE species
  •  A 4-week Conservation Tools training course
  •  Ongoing technical support and mentoring
  •  A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London


  •  Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2017 curated list.
  •  Be an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years’ experience)
  •  Be a resident of the country in which the proposed focal species occurs.

The EDGE Fellowship application deadline is 16th June 2017. Successful applicants will be announced by the end of August 2017. Please note that they only receiving applications from Latin America and the Pacific Islands.

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