How to apply

We are pleased to announce our call for applications for the 2019-2020 cohort. For more details, please click on the link to download our Call For Applications.

Pre-proposal application

Interested applicants should carefully read the pre-proposal guidelines before preparing and submitting a pre-proposal. The deadline to submit pre-proposals is May 15, 2018.

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Application process & important dates

Pre-proposal Candidate prepares and submits a two-page pre-proposal Deadline: May 15 2018
Pre-proposals are evaluated Selected candidates receive an invitation to submit a full proposal Notification: summer 2018
Full proposal Candidates prepare and submit a full proposal Deadline: August 2018
Final decision Selected fellows are notified and provided with a confirmation letter Notification: fall 2018
Fellowship starts Fellowship begins with fellows/mentors training retreat Fellow begins: early winter 2019

Pre-proposal application submission


Pre-proposal application submission

Please submit your pre-proposal as a PDF file to using the following naming criteria: NameAndLastName_Pre-proposal2018 (e.g., JohnSmith_Pre-proposal2018). You will receive an e-mail confirming your submission.

Evaluation Criteria

Pre-proposals will be evaluated and prioritized on the following criteria:

  The applicant’s experience and potential as a leader in her or his field.
  Desired outcomes of the project are feasible and align with the goals of the CSF Program.
  Potential for cross-sector collaboration.
  Potential impact on priority sites along the Pacific Americas Flyway.

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Next steps

Program staff will notify candidates on the status of their pre-proposals in summer 2018. Candidates whose pre-proposals are approved will receive an invitation to submit a full proposal. The tentative deadline for full proposals is August 2018, and final decisions will be announced in fall 2018.