Opportunities

Tufts Student Grant Proposals

Call for Tufts Student Grant Proposals due April 8, 2022 extended to April 15, 2022. 

To further its mission of promoting elephant conservation through education, research, and service, the Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance is seeking proposals for Tufts student projects.

Tufts students are graduate, undergraduate, or professional students from any Tufts campus.  Student projects must be sponsored by a faculty mentor.  Collaborations between Tufts campuses or with other institutions of higher learning, conservation-driven non-profits, or corporations are encouraged. 

Student projects can be research, communication, education, art, or service projects that contribute to conservation and/or protection of African or Asian elephants.

Details and application:

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Elephant Conservation Education around Kibale National Park, Uganda

Project Description: Students will work with the Ugandan staff of the Kasiisi Project to develop a conservation education curriculum for elementary school students in rural Uganda. They will then develop surveys to determine pre-curriculum knowledge and attitudes towards elephants and to identify some students who could serve as elephant ambassadors who will receive an enriched curriculum and will then be trained as leaders to do their own education programs with the other students. Finally students will help coordinate Elephant Pride day, including elephant themed games, activities and a parade.

Project Duration: 8-10 weeks over the summer of 2021 with the possibility of extending to summer 2022 when travel to Uganda would be possible

Any particular skills requested or required: No particular skills required but a preference for students interested in education, conservation and/or international development

Contact Information: zarin.machanda@tufts.edu

The Global Research Assistant Program (GRAP) provides the opportunity for Tufts undergraduate students to work with Tufts faculty members on international research and impact projects for a minimum of eight weeks during the summer. This initiative is sponsored by the AS&E Career Center and Summer Scholars Program, the Office of the Provost, and Tisch College.