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

The Amphibian Foundation is delighted to announce a fully-funded scholarship for our summer Conservation Research Bridge Program.

Position: Conservation Research Assistant (full time)

Research: Field surveys 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 surveying turtles at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Atlanta while participating in the Conservation Research Bridge Program career development curriculum part-time.

When: Summer 2021 position to start ASAP (preferably early June)

Duration: One semester (12-15 weeks negotiable)

Cost: This is a fully-funded position that comes with a scholarship that covers Bridge Program tuition costs ($10K) and includes coverage of travel expenses (gas and per diem food). Accommodations in Alabama requires rustic camping. Housing in Atlanta is not included. Note that this scholarship can be combined with a JEDI scholarship.

Eligibility: Adults (18+) interested in amphibian and reptile conservation career development.

Students in our unique bridge 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.

Funding for this position includes support from the Brainerd Family Foundation, Auburn University, and private donors.

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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. Various JEDI awards are funded through several sources including a Women in Biology (diversity and inclusion grant), Upwell Coffee, and 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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