AHI would like to draw the industry’s attention to the CIC Young Opinion Research Award.

The CIC (International Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation) 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.

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 the accordance with the spirit of CIC’s convictions. 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 two winners, who will be rewarded with an invitation to participate at the 61st General Assembly in Milan (23 – 26 April 2014) and to present their projects and get in contact with key representatives and experts in the field of sustainable hunting. The prize covers the registration fee, accommodation and travel expenses. The deadline for application is 15 November 2013. The results will be announced by mid-February 2014.

Requirements: Students of Masters and Doctoral programmes under 35 years old are eligible to apply. The summary should meet the following criteria:

  • Cover the research topics dealing with sustainable hunting 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
  • Send your submissions to office@cic-wildlife.org with the subject CIC Young Opinion Research Award 2014.