Scholarship And Research Grants Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program 2019

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia marine program aims to conserve marine resources that are vital to the protection and sustainability of human livelihoods across the Indonesian archipelago from the Bay of Bengal through to the heart of the Coral Triangle. WCS employs a rigorous scientific approach to build capacity, strengthen management and inspire community stewardship for the protection and sustainable use of critical marine ecosystems, fisheries and threatened species. In Indonesia, the WCS marine program has three major objectives: (1) to establish and increase the management effectiveness of 1 million hectares of marine protected areas (MPAs) in seascapes in Aceh, Java, Sulawesi, and North Maluku; (2) sustainable management of coastal fisheries in and around networks of MPAs; and (3) conservation of threatened marine species, particularly sharks and rays, through improving the sustainability of fisheries and trade, and combatting illegal trade in protected species.

WCS, with the support of the German Government and KfW, are strengthening the efforts to achieve WCS’s marine program objectives through implementation of a project titled “Securing the Future of Indonesia’s Marine Biodiversity and Coastal Livelihoods in Three Seascapes in the Coral Triangle”. The Project is taking place in three provinces: North Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, and Aceh. WCS Indonesia Program offers scholarships or research grants to Indonesian and international students majoring in marine sciences and fisheries studies, and calls for research proposals relevant to the Project’s objectives.

For more detailed information about Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program, the scholarship and how to apply, please visit our website at: HERE

Applicants will be required to submit a research Concept Note of max 3000 words to WCS Indonesia Program at The template is attached as Annex A. The timelines for research concept notes submission and selection process are as follows:


  • The research concept notes should be submitted no later than June 30, 2019.
  • The shortlisted applicants will be notified by July 15, 2019.
  • Presentation of research concept notes and interviews will be conducted from 29 to 31 of July 2019.
  • The successful applicants will be notified by August 9, 2019.
  • Sucessful applicants will be required to submit full research proposal (when relevant).
  • Grant awardees will be required to provide periodic progress reports during the research project implementation (procedures and timelines will be determined later).

Please fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format “Scholarship/Research Grants_(name)"

Deadline: June 30, 2019

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified