2007-2008 Kleinhans Fellowship, Rainforest Alliance Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products
Beginning date ND
Ending date 12/31/2006
Summary The Kleinhans Fellowship supports research to better understand and improve the impacts of non-timber forest product (NTFP) harvest and marketing on rural livelihoods and tropical forest ecosystems. A successful application will outline the need for research, its potential applications and its likely impact on local communities and forest ecosystems.
Examples of potential research topics include:
The development of new markets for NTFPs, and/or the expansion of existing markets;
The development of Best Management Practices for commercial NTFPs;
The impacts of NTFP harvests and/or their commercialization on rural livelihoods, biodiversity or land tenure; and
Means of integrating NTFP harvests and timber forest management.
The Fellow will be expected to submit quarterly progress reports throughout the duration of the fellowship, and a paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal when the fellowship is completed. Fellows are also expected to summarize and disseminate project results in the local language to communities in and around the study area.
Note: The next deadline for submissions is December 31, 2006.