The West Africa Mammal Partnership (WAMP) and Fellowship (WAMF) programs were set up to bridge these gaps through multiple pathways that together bend the curve for biodiversity loss in the regions, thereby safeguarding a future for small mammals in West Africa. The program is firmly committed to the principle of generating and relying on conservation evidence to drive effective intervention efforts. The Mammal Partnership is a multi-regional and international collaboration between institutions and universities.

In addition, regional in-country partners recruit and collaboratively supervise fellows under existing projects. Support for fellows is through a collaboration between local and international partners (WAMP). Thus, fellows receive support from both in-country and international mentors. In addition to mentorship, the program provides training on hands-on field techniques, refresher on specialized topics in ecology, and skills such as GIS, statistics, and molecular techniques. Furthermore, fellows receive a mini-grant and access to equipment.

This program aims to strengthen the capacity of small mammal research and conservation skills of West African postgraduate students achievable through the two stages: (1) A classroom & field course (2) Mentorship program


  • Research grant
  • Book and equipment loans
  • Mentorship from renowned scientists
  • Network and collaborate
  • Join the West Africa Mammal Partnership, post-Ph.D
  • The Fellowship will run for the duration of Postgraduate studies.
  • Bilingual communication – English and French, for field course and all communications.


  • Applicants must be admitted to or enrolled into a post graduate program in a West African University.
  • Applicant’s supervisor must be one of the partners of the West Africa Mammal Partnership
  • Applicants must be keen on small mammal research and conservation.
  • Intended Research for Postgraduate student must be conducted in West Africa and based on Small mammal studies and conservation.
  • Applicant must be available to attend a 2-week intensive field course.

Selection Process

  • Candidates must fill online application form before the deadline.
  • All applicants will be reviewed by a team of conservation and research experts
  • Selected applicants will be contacted for an all-expense paid 2 weeks field course.
  • All applicants are to submit carefully designed project proposals 2 weeks post-field course.
  • Approved projects will be notified,  and owners awarded fellowships.
  • Fellows will be assigned mentors and become eligible for all associating fellowship benefits.

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: January 25, 2024.