Maderas Rainforest Conservancy Scholarship for Education and Training in Field Primatology

American Society of Primatologists

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Grant amount: Approximately US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Costa Rica, Nicaragua

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Funded through an educational grant from the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy (MRC), the American Society of Primatologists (ASP) will offer up to two scholarships annually to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students for research and career training in a field course at La Suerte Biological Research Station, Costa Rica or Ometepe Biological Research Station, Nicaragua. The goals of the MRC are to advance research, education and conservation of primates and tropical forests. We encourage interested students from anywhere in the world to apply.

The scholarship provides full tuition for an approximately one-month basic field course including room and board (3 meals/day), instruction, access to all facilities at the field site and in-country transportation to and from the field site.

Information about the history and location of the field sites, facilities, course offerings, course syllabi, research opportunities, primate species present, and a list of La Suerte/Ometepe teachers and alumni can be found here. All courses are taught in English and, based upon availability, students can select the course and field site they wish to attend. Field courses are offered during December-January and from May through August.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for this educational scholarship, applicants must first apply to and be accepted into one of the basic level field courses offered by the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy.
  • Must be an Undergraduate or Graduate student.


  • Past awardees will be ineligible.
  • The scholarship does not include airfare to Costa Rica or Nicaragua, books, supplies, field equipment, medical insurance, or hotel/meals the first and last night in San Jose, Costa Rica or Managua, Nicaragua.