Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship


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Grant amount: US $10,000

Deadline: Mar 1, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Research Scientist Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Age restriction: Between 18 and 35 years of age

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The Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship was established by Ramune Cobb under the auspices of Panthera. The Fellowship honors the memory of a dearly loved domestic cat, Winston Cobb, to bring attention to the plight of his imperiled wild relatives around the world and to further conservation efforts on their behalf by fostering the professional growth of early career cat conservationists.

Budget Guidelines

The award of $10,000 is be used to cover all costs of travel and support for fieldwork on an established wild cat conservation project selected by Panthera. This can include travel related to the project, a living stipend, project running costs and equipment specific to the internship. Depending on the site and its relative costs, the internship will cover 3-6 months of field training.

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


  • The Winston Cobb Memorial Fellowship is made annually to an exceptional early career conservationist to undertake a field-based internship for training and experience on a wild cat conservation project selected by Panthera. 
  • Eligibility is limited to candidates who are 18-35 years old as of the application deadline.
  • Graduate and post-graduate students are eligible but the training period is not intended to contribute to thesis requirements or student research projects.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous travel, field or outdoor experience; this need not be specific to wild cat conservation.


  • The award is not intended for university tuition or support.
  • The Fellowship does not support training for ex situ activities including captive breeding, gene banking, assisted reproduction and reintroduction from captivity.
  • Panthera does not support conferences, travel to scientific meetings, legal actions, overhead costs, academic exchanges, or captive breeding.