Young Opinion Research Award 2021
12 November 2020


CIC Young Opinion Research Award 2021

Introduction: The CIC is a global non-profit inter-governmental organization aiming to conserve wildlife through its sustainable use. The Young Opinion working group of the CIC focuses on creating a global network of young scientists under the age of 35, who believe in the values which the CIC is advocating.

Objective: The CIC Young Opinion Research Award is aimed at supporting researchers whose projects contribute to the sustainable use of wildlife for the benefit of natural heritage conservation. Thereby, the goal of the Young Opinion Research Award is to promote scientific research in accordance with the spirit of CIC’s convictions. Such research may cover any or all of the three main pillars of sustainable wildlife management: economic, socio-cultural, ecological. Participants are required to send a summary of their research project, explaining the aim, methods and conclusions of the project.

The jury, a committee of CIC experts, will determine the winner, who will be rewarded with an invitation to participate at the next General Assembly, and a publication in the next Young Opinion Newsletter to present their projects and get in contact with key representatives and experts in the field of sustainable wildlife management. The prize covers the registration fee, accommodation and reasonable pre-approved travel expenses.

The deadline for application is January 24th 2021.

The results will be announced by mid-February 2021.

Requirements: Students of Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral programs under 35 years of age are eligible to apply.

The summary should meet the following criteria:
Cover the research topics dealing with sustainable wildlife management based on one or more of  three approaches – economic, socio-cultural, ecological (topic examples: ethics, politics, or history of hunting; wildlife management measures from habitat improvements to harvest strategies)
Maximum length is 3600 characters/two pages
Working language – English
Please send your submissions to with the subject CIC Young Opinion Research Award 2021

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