SCGIS Scholarship Program 2006
SCGIS International Scholarship Program 2006
The Society for Conservation GIS
2006 International Scholarship Program Announcement
This is not a typical scholarship program!
Rather, it is a support program that covers SOME of the costs to allow you attend the best Conservation GIS conferences in the world this summer and join in a very tight-knit community of friends in specialized 2-week training courses around these conferences.
Local travel and accommodations provided will be simple and plain so that we can afford to include as many people as possible, and you may be asked to pay for some of these costs. These support grants are PARTIAL in that you contribute some of the costs yourself and you are expected to do a lot of work as a scholar. These grants are competitive in that your application will be considered in comparison to others, evaluating your work, your activism with NGO's, your needs and your resources in relation to the environmental and economic issues of your region.
SCGIS will be supporting two different groups of scholars in 2006, corresponding to 2 different conference/training dates and venues, with 2 different emphases. The 2 programs are not finalized so we will work with each applicant as the programs are developed to make sure you are assigned to the one that best matches your needs and interests.
The first group will attend the 9th Annual SCGIS Conference in San Jose, California, June 24-28 2006. For the first time, this conference will be held in conjunction with the annual international conference of the Society for Conservation Biology (http://conbio.net/) June 24-29th, 2006, featuring a keynote address by Jack Dangermond of ESRI on June 28. This training & conference program will be most appropriate to GIS beginners or those who are interested in networking with conservation GIS practitioners and conservation biology scientists.
The second group will attend the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) International User Conference in San Diego, California, August 7-11 2006. With over 13,000 people, this is the largest GIS conference in the world with opportunities to learn from and make presentations to thousands of GIS technical people and large NGO's from around the world. This training and conference program will be most appropriate to GIS beginners and experts and those who are interested in networking with conservation GIS practicioners and GIS experts, developers and users.
Application Deadline is Jan 31st, 2006.
For detailed information, guidelines and forms please go to:
www.scgis.org or www.conservationgis.org
International Applicants outside of the USA/Canada may direct questions to:
Roberta Pickert, SCGIS International Committee,
Residents of USA and Canada will apply to the seperate Domestic Scholarship
Program, (guidelines will be posted at the websites listed above by the end of Dec, 2005. Domestic program questions should go to the SCGIS Domestic Schoalrship Program chair: mschmidts@...)
Charles Convis, SCGIS International Committee
Prashant Hedao, SCGIS International Networks
(SCGIS is an independent all-volunteer international society supported by membership donations and grants from ESRI, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Garmin International, US Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the University of California James Reserve) http://www.scgis.org/scholarship.html