Nemours Wildlife Foundation’s Graduate Scholarships in Wildlife Conservation

Clemson University is pleased to announce the offering of a Nemours Wildlife Foundation’s Graduate Scholarship in Wildlife Conservation.  This scholarship was developed through a gift from the Nemours Wildlife Foundation honoring Laura and Eugene DuPont who support graduate education with the objectives of enhancing knowledge in wildlife conservation through scientific investigations and to develop the next generation of wildlife conservation professionals. 

In 2018, one potential PhD student will be identified to be awarded a graduate assistantship to conduct research with a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University.  Clemson University is the largest public land grant university in the state of South Carolina and was recently designated a RI institution.  Clemson is a small town located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the shores of Lake Hartwell.  Campus is surrounded by the 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest, providing abundant opportunities for recreation, research and education.  The identified PhD student will be awarded $27,000/year to cover student salary and fringe, and he/she will also be awarded an additional $5,000/year to cover project costs along with a tuition waiver.

Interested applicants must work with a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology faculty member to draft a short research proposal overviewing their proposed research on any topic related to wildlife conservation.  Recognizing that wildlife conservation topics are not confined by political boundaries, there are no specific geographic limitations on where the research occurs or the taxa studied.  During this round of awards, particular emphasis will be placed on wildlife research that occurs in coastal South Carolina, but all research proposals will be considered and evaluated based on their potential impact on conservation both locally and globally, intellectual merit, feasibility, and potential to contribute to and integrate within our existing program strengths.

Applicants must also submit a professional statement (i.e., cover letter) overviewing their career goals, curriculum vitae that includes a list of three references, unofficial copies of their GRE scores and transcripts, and a detailed letter of support from the faculty member who would serve as the primary advisor.

Complete application packages must be submitted to Dr. Patrick Jodice ( as a single PDF file by March 15, 2018.  The selected student is expected to begin in the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology graduate program in Fall 2018.

Proposal Template