FAST would like to introduce member Rainforest Alliance launch of its new Kleinhans Fellowship for Community Forestry Research. This fellowship awards $20,000/year for two years for graduate- or postdoc-level research that seeks solutions to challenges faced by the community forestry model. The Rainforest Alliance welcomes applications for research that addresses one of the following four themes:
· Markets for the lesser-known species and non-timber forest products that community forest enterprises (CFEs) produce;
· The feasibility of implementing biodiversity management practices at the CFE level;
· Innovative, replicable solutions to problems CFEs face in social organization and governance; or
· Creating more effective multi-community enterprises.
Please see http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/fellowships for application guidelines, the fellowship's geographic scope, and more details on the above themes. The fellowship period begins September 1, 2015. Inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.