The Conservation Research Bridge Program is tuition-based, and the Amphibian Foundation actively seeks out grants and awards which can be then used to support scholarships for Bridge Program students. We are happy to discuss with you which scholarships can be applied to your application, and how much of your tuition can be offset by scholarships.

Students in our unique bridge (Gap Year) program will gain hands-on scientific experience and career development skills by doing conservation in the lab and field with passionate conservation biologists. We design each student’s curriculum together and combine peer mentoring, guided research, field work, creative expression, formal classes, and outreach to craft a custom experience with broad exposure to the diversity of conservation skills and experiences.


The Amphibian Foundation is delighted to announce several scholarships in support of tuition for our Conservation Research Bridge Program.


Alabama Salamander & Turtle Conservation Scholarship

Alabama Salamander & Turtle Conservation Scholarship

$4000 towards a full-time summer 2021 Conservation Research Assistant position.

Eligibility: Adults who can work in the field at Bankhead National Forest for two days per week and work in Atlanta the remaining 3 days of the week, but field conditions and turtle activities may dictate changes with field scheduling. The research training position will be split between monitoring and surveying for Black Warrior Waterdogs and Flattened Musk Turtles in Alabama part-time and participating in the typical Conservation Research Bridge Program career development curriculum part-time. Start date is May 2021. Applicants may also be eligible for other awards as well. This scholarship is offered in partnership with Auburn University.

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Brainerd Family Foundation Award

Brainerd Family Foundation Award

$5000 tuition scholarship towards the full-year Conservation Research Scholar program.

Eligibility: Adults interested in amphibian and reptile conservation career development. Interested applicants can apply for the competitive grant by completing the online application and answering the following question (500 word limit): Why do you want to learn about conservation research and what would you bring to the program?

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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards

$1500 tuition scholarships available to support qualified applicants for at least one semester.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in amphibians and reptiles of the Southeast United States who identifies as a member of a historically underrepresented group in conservation. Eligible, admitted, and deposited students will be awarded scholarships on a first come, first served basis.

These JEDI awards are funded through several sources including our amazing turtle sponsors who have adopted and named turtles in our long-term urban ecology research project: AFTER.amphibianfoundation.org

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