Fellowship Programs

We are solving today’s pressing environment challenges using science, partnership and field work.


To fulfill our mission of working with societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, we invest in exceptional thinkers, innovators and leaders through our fellowship programs. Each opportunity offers fellows the chance to tackle critical global conservation issues with the support of CI’s unparalleled resources.




Current Fellowships

Jeremia Msimbe, Joseph Mwalugelo, Mark Musumba, Valeriani Msofe.  
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Arnhold Distinguished Fellowship Program

This unique fellowship program enlists visionaries and leaders to elevate the climate and conservation dialogue to the highest levels of government and industry, helping to create the political space for diplomacy and bold action on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.

Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship

By engaging recognized leaders and emerging talent, the Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship offers an unmatched opportunity to provide fresh thinking and extensive leadership to CI’s work around the world.

Ann and Tom Friedman Fellowship

The Ann and Tom Friedman Fellows for Science Program supports the role that science plays in achieving CI’s conservation goals. During the two-year program, Friedman science fellows will participate in a cohort program that will provide leadership training, site visits and mentoring.

Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship

Through this fellowship, we are creating opportunities for indigenous leaders to explore solutions to the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss using the traditional knowledge of men and women.

Amazonia Indigenous Women's Fellowship

The AIWF aims to promote the ideas and actions of Indigenous women to conserve the Amazon and maintain climate stability. It seeks to promote conservation, leadership, and environmental initiatives based on the knowledge of Indigenous women.