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Scholarships

We believe that this movement will be stronger if we can diversify the voices and perspectives participating within it. For the 2020 Symposium we are offering limited scholarships. Depending on fundraising efforts, we may have the opportunity to offer more, but currently have the resources for 1-2 complete scholarships (including air fare, lodging, and registration), and a small number of registration scholarships (free registration only). Please note you can only apply for one scholarship!

Qualifications for a complete scholarship include: citizenship from a middle- or low-income country according to the World Bank classification, representation of need, and clear articulation of how Symposium attendance will benefit your work in the future. If you are not selected for the complete scholarship, we will consider you for the free registration scholarship. Please use this link to apply for a complete scholarship. 

For a registration scholarship, preference will be given to those from middle- and low-income countries according to the World Bank classification, but those from other countries are welcome to apply if you can clearly explain how Symposium attendance will benefit your work in the future.  Please use this link to apply for a registration scholarship.

Scholarship Applications are due  December 1, 2019

Fund a Scholar Program

We are pleased to spotlight a few past recipients and ask for your help in funding our 2020 scholars from under-represented regions of the world leading vital work.

A $5,000 donation will fund one scholar from a low-income country, but we welcome any amount that works for you or your organization.

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From 2019 Scholarship Winners:

Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh

Director, Observer Research Foundation Kolkata, India & Senior Advisor, World Wide Fund for Nature, New Delhi, India

Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh

It was great attending the NatCap Symposium 2019 with the scholarship. It helped in a great bit of exposure, creating research networks, and augmenting the work on Natural Capital Assessments in India that I have been doing for the last 15 years. This forum not only helped in exchange of ideas on the assessment aspect, but also in creating new ideas to push the frontiers of the discipline.

Kwadwo Kyenkyehene Kusi

PhD Student at Mohammed V University of Rabat Morocco

This was my first time attending the symposium and it will forever be a special experience for me. Thanks to the NatCap scholarship, I was able to participate in this symposium since I had no funding from my university.

Adeniran Akanni

Chief Scientific Officer, Ministry of Environment, Lagos, NIGERIA

Adeniran Akanni

I had known about the work of Natural Capital project for about a decade. The symposium caught my attention due to my interest in learning about the application of InVEST tools in my work and also to find a platform to share my work with other experts and professionals. For a Scientist from a developing country like Nigeria, funding presents a major barrier to attending an international symposium like Natural Capital Symposium.