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Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship Program:

The Environment Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation created the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship program to identify and support future conservation leaders. The Fellowship supports students who are enrolled in multidisciplinary master's programs at partner universities, and who are committed to careers as practicing conservationists.

Established in 1997 and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, this program supports outstanding graduate students enrolled in master's degree programs at eight of the nation's leading environmental schools: Cornell University, Duke University, Florida A&M University, Northern Arizona University, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and Yale University.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Doris Duke Fellows 

Duke University Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship:

Administrators: Karen Kirchof, Career Services and Dean Urban, Landscape Ecology Professor

Application: Towards the end of fall semester Career Services holds an information meeting to explain the application process and eligibility requirements for the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship. The first stage of the application procedure consists of submitting a resume, class transcript, and writing three essays. Those students who are selected based on their essay submissions will have an interview with three faculty/conservation practitioners.

Activities planned by Doris Duke Fellows at Duke University:

  • Nicholas School Volunteer Day
  • Media Communications Workshop
  • Conservation Finance Workshop
  • Conservation Photography Workshop
  • NEPA Training Class