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Leadership in Conservation and the Environment
Pew Fellows Program in Marine ConservationPew Marine Conservation Fellowships, which are regarded as the world's preeminent awards for marine conservation, have been granted since 1996 to fund innovative work in marine ecosystems, fisheries management, coastal conservation, and marine contamination. The fellowships are granted by the Pew Institute for Ocean Science, which is dedicated to conducting, sponsoring, disseminating and promoting world-class scientific activity aimed at protecting the world’s oceans and the species that inhabit them. Established in October of 2003 in partnership with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science, The Institute is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and other philanthropic individuals and organizations. The Institute is headed by 2000 Pew Fellow and renowned marine scientist, Dr. Ellen Pikitch.
By focusing on marine conservation, the Pew Fellows Program has strived to:
Aldo Leopold Leadership Program
Woods Institute for the Environment
Academic environmental scientists are a primary source of credible information on the state of the planet and their knowledge is urgently required by policy makers and citizens to develop sustainable policies and practices. Yet, environmental scientists traditionally have not been effective communicators with stakeholder groups outside of academia. Consequently, society's needs for accurate and relevant scientific information are not being fully met.
To address this challenge, the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program at the Woods Institute for the Environment provides communication and leadership training to academic environmental scientists and facilitates collaboration and networking among scientists and a broad range of decision-makers. The program's mission is to help scientists develop effective outreach skills and to collaborate across disciplines and sectors to: